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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 110: Effect of certain orders made in England and Wales

Under section 110, an adoption order or placement order (including the variation or revocation of a placement order), a contact order or a recovery order made in England and Wales has the same effect in Northern Ireland. If a child is placed for adoption, or an adoption agency is authorised to place a child for adoption, with parental consent under the Adoption and Children Act 2002, the relevant provisions concerning parental responsibility also have effect in Northern Ireland.

Subsection (2) sets out that it is an offence for an individual to contravene any of the provisions of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 mentioned in subsection (3) and the penalties attached to such an offence. Subsection (3) specifies provisions for prohibitions and restrictions on removal of a child.

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