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The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1996

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7.—(1) The following transitional provisions shall be made to each of the provisions of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (“the 1978 Act”)(1) until the repeal of that provision in Schedule 5 to the Act comes into force.

(2) In section 2(d) of the 1978 Act, the reference to “custody proceedings” shall be construed as including a reference to proceedings regarding a residence order under section 11(2)(c) of the Act.

(3) In section 32(4)(c) of the 1978 Act, the reference to an order awarding custody of a child should be construed as including a reference to a residence order under section 11(2)(c) of the Act.

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