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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984

216.Paragraphs 9 to 12 make consequential amendments to sections 7, 15 and 21 of the Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984. These make it an offence for a person, who lives in the same premises as a barred person, to foster a child. A defence is provided where the person proves that he or she did not know, or had no reasonable grounds for believing, that any other person in the premises was barred.

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