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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 8 - Adoption agencies: regulations about carrying out of functions

39.Subsection (1) gives the Scottish Ministers the power to make regulations relating to a registered adoption service carrying out its functions.

40.Subsection (2) gives the Scottish Ministers the power to make regulations relating to a local authority carrying out its functions of making or participating in arrangements for the adoption of children.

41.Subsection (3) sets out matters which regulations made under this section may, in particular, include being the circumstances in which a local authority proposing to make arrangements for the adoption of a child must apply for a permanence order which includes provision granting authority for the child to be adopted and the period within which such an application must be made.

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