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Part 1SAdoption

Chapter 7SMiscellaneous

Effect of orders, and placing for adoption, under 2002 ActS

77Effect of certain orders made in England and WalesS

(1)An adoption order (within the meaning of section 46(1) of the 2002 Act) has effect in Scotland as it has in England and Wales but as if any reference to the parental responsibility for the child were to the parental responsibilities and parental rights in relation to the child.

(2)An order made under section 21 of that Act (placement orders), and the variation or revocation of such an order under section 23 or 24 of that Act, have effect in Scotland as they have in England and Wales but as if any reference to the parental responsibility for the child were to the parental responsibilities and parental rights in relation to the child.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I1S. 77 in force at 28.9.2009 by S.S.I. 2009/267, arts. 1(2), 2 (with arts. 3-21) (as amended (7.5.2012) by S.S.I. 2012/99, art. 2)

78Effect of placing for adoption etc. under 2002 ActS

(1)If—

(a)a child is placed for adoption under section 19 of the 2002 Act (placing children with parental consent), or

(b)an adoption agency is authorised to place a child for adoption under that section,

sections 25 (parental responsibility) and 28(2) to (4) (further consequences of placement) of that Act have effect in Scotland as they have in England and Wales but with the modifications specified in subsection (2).

(2)Those modifications are—

(a)in section 25, any reference to the parental responsibility for the child is to be read as a reference to the parental responsibilities and parental rights in relation to the child, and

(b)in section 28(2), the reference to the court is to be read as a reference to the appropriate court.

Commencement Information

I2S. 78 in force at 28.9.2009 by S.S.I. 2009/267, arts. 1(2), 2 (with arts. 3-21) (as amended (7.5.2012) by S.S.I. 2012/99, art. 2)

79Further consequences of placement and placement ordersS

(1)Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)a child is placed for adoption under section 19 of the 2002 Act (placing children with parental consent), or

(b)an adoption agency is authorised to place a child for adoption under that section.

(2)No order under subsection (1) of section 11 of the 1995 Act (court orders relating to parental responsibilities etc.) of a kind mentioned in subsection (2)(c) (residence orders) of that section may be made in respect of the child.

(3)On the making of an order under section 21 of the 2002 Act (a “placement order”) in respect of a child, any order under subsection (1) of section 11 of the 1995 Act of a kind mentioned in subsection (2)(c) to (f) (residence orders, contact orders, specific issue orders and interdicts in relation to parental responsibilities) of that section in respect of the child ceases to have effect.

(4)Where a placement order is in force—

(a)no such order as is mentioned in subsection (3) of this section, and

(b)no order under section [F136 of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 1)] (child assessment orders),

may be made in respect of the child.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I3S. 79 in force at 28.9.2009 by S.S.I. 2009/267, arts. 1(2), 2 (with arts. 3-21) (as amended (7.5.2012) by S.S.I. 2012/99, art. 2)