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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 83 – Maximum period of child protection order

255.Section 83 amends section 54 of the 2011 Act (termination of child protection order after maximum of 8 working days). Following amendment, section 54 of the 2011 Act will provide that if, following the making of a child protection order under section 37 of the 2011 Act, a children’s hearing does not take place within the period of 8 working days beginning on the day after the day on which a child is removed under the child protection order to a place of safety or within the period of 8 working days beginning on the day after the day on which the order was made, the child protection order automatically terminates.

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