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Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction)(Scotland) Act 2011

Section 13: Amendment of Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

26.This section amends section 62(5) of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 to enable the court, in the course of any proceedings under Part 1 of the Act, to refer certain matters to the Principal Reporter if it considers that any ground in section 67(2) of the 2011 Act applies. It also amends the grounds in section 67(2) to establish a separate ground in respect of a child being forced into a marriage, “force” being construed in accordance with section 1 of the Act.

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