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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 13 ­- Regulations

54.This section gives the Scottish Ministers the power to make regulations relating to various aspects of the provision of an adoption service.

55.In subsection (1), paragraph (a) enables regulations to determine which local authority is responsible for the provision of an adoption service and the making of an assessment of needs.

56.Paragraph (b) enables regulations to determine when and under what circumstances a local authority’s duty to provide an adoption service ends.

57.Paragraph (c) enables provision to be made about the circumstances in which a local authority can continue to provide an adoption service after the duty to provide such a service has ended.

58.Paragraph (d) enables regulations to specify the arrangements that may be made by a local authority when a person to whom it is supplying an adoption service moves outwith the authority’s area.

59.Paragraph (e) enables regulations to specify with whom arrangements under paragraph (d) can be made.

60.Paragraph (f) enables regulations to be made concerning the assessment of needs for adoption support services of someone who has moved or intends to move from one local authority area to another or from outwith Scotland to Scotland.

61.Regulations made under this section can be exercised to make different provision for different adoption services.

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