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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011


Section 59 – Offences

62.This section provides that intentionally obstructing the implementation of a child assessment order, a child protection order, or an order under section 55 is a criminal offence, as is obstructing a constable acting under section 56. This offence attracts a maximum fine of level 3 on the standard scale.

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