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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 116 – Power of hearing to direct Principal Reporter to consider application for parenting order

255.Section 116 provides for a new section to be added to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. The effect of that new section is to allow a children’s hearing, when considering the case of a child referred to it or when considering a review of a supervision requirement, to require the Principal Reporter to consider whether to apply for a parenting order in relation to a parent or parents of the child concerned.

256.Subsection (3) of the new section provides that the children’s hearing must, when making such a requirement of the Reporter, specify the parent or parents in respect of whom it might be appropriate for the order to be made and which of the three grounds for parenting orders an application should be based upon.

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