The Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 2009: Scottish Government Response to Consultation

Consultation report on the Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations

Regulation 14 - Consent to placement of the child for adoption for the purpose of section 20 of the Act (now Regulation 19)

Although there were no specific questions in relation to this Regulation, two responses suggested that this Regulation should be relocated as it deals with a completely separate concept i.e. that of moving a child who has been placed. The respondents also felt that it should be made clear that it only related to a person with PRR as a person with no PRR has no role in consenting to a placement or otherwise.

Scottish Government response/action

This Regulation is now housed in Part V as Regulation 19. The reference to "parent" cannot be restricted to just those with PRR as section 20 of the Act applies to all parents.

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