Regulation 9 - Adoption agency decisions (now Regulation 13)
Although there were no specific questions asked in relation to this Regulation three respondents provided comments on it. Two of the comments related to the 14 day timescale within which an agency must make a decision and one comment suggested that the words "with authority to adopt" should be inserted after "for a permanence order" in paragraph (5).
Scottish Government response/action
The 14 day timescale has been tied to the date of the adoption panel recommendation. The words "with authority to adopt" have not been included because paragraph (5) of Regulation 9 refers to 73(c) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 which only refers to "permanence order".