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168 Power of court, in respect of certain offences against a child, to refer child to [F1Principal Reporter].S

Any court by or before which a person is convicted of having [F2committed any offence—

(a)under section 21 of the M1Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937;

(b)mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act; or

(c)in respect of a [F3 female] person aged 17 years or over which constitutes the crime of incest,

may refer—

(i)the child in respect of whom the offence mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above has been committed; or

(ii)any child who is, or who is likely to become, a member of the same household as the person who has committed the offence mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c) above [F4or the person in respect of whom theoffence so mentioned was committed],

to the [F5Principal Reporter]] and certify that the said offence shall be a ground established for the purposes of [F6Chapter 3 of Part II of the Children M2 (Scotland) Act 1995].

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F1S. 168: words in sidenote substituted (1.4.1996) by virtue of 1994 c. 39, s. 180(1), Sch. 13 para. 97(8) (with s. 74(4)); S.I. 1996/323, art. 4(1)(b)(c)

F3Word in s. 168(c) repealed (prosp.) by 1995 c. 36, s. 105(1)(4)(5), Sch. 4 para. 24(6)(a), Sch. 5; (with s. 103(1))

F6Words in s. 168 substituted (prosp.) by 1995 c. 36, s. 105(1)(4), Sch. 4 para. 24(6)(c) (with s. 103(1))

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