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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Part 2 – Permanence Orders

17.Part 2 of the Act relates to permanence orders. These are designed to provide long-term security for children who cannot live with their family. A permanence order is also capable of including authority for a child to be adopted. Part 2 establishes the structure of a permanence order, including provision for the distribution of parental responsibilities and parental rights, and also provides for its effect as regards supervision requirements and other types of existing order, and the variation and revocation of permanence orders.

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