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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 118 - Meaning of “appropriate court”

379.This section defines what is meant by “appropriate court” in dealing with an application for an order in relation to a child.

380.Subsection (2) provides that, where the child is in Scotland when the application is made, the “appropriate court” is the Court of Session or the sheriff court of the sheriffdom where the child is at the time of the application.

381.By virtue of subsection (3), if the child is not in Scotland and the application is for an adoption order or for a permanence order seeking provision granting authority for adoption of the child the “appropriate court” is the Court of Session.

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