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Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006

Protection of children from abuse

Section 24: Orders under section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995: protection from abuse

40.This section provides that when the court is considering the welfare of the child in relation to parental responsibilities and rights in relation to an order under section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, the court shall take into account the matters set out in this section. They include the need to protect the child from any abuse or the risk of any abuse which affects, or might affect, the child. The definition of abuse includes domestic abuse.

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