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Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 8: Amendment of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

106.Section 62 of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 provides for a court in the course of relevant proceedings to be able to refer a case to the principal reporter. Section 8 of the Act amends section 62(5) to include all the proceedings (including variation, extension and discharge) in relation to female genital mutilation protection orders or interim female genital mutilation protection orders as “relevant proceedings”.

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