Children looked after by local authorities: legal framework

This report describes key aspects of the law as it applies throughout a child's journey through public care and supervision.


Footnote for Health care

26 National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, s1

27 ibid, sections 13 and 13A

28 NHS Reform (Scotland) Act 2004, s5

29 ibid, s7

30 ibid, s9

31 ibid, s8

32 The Arrangements to Look After Children (Scotland) Regulations 1996, Regulation 5(2)(b)

33 ibid, Schedule 1(9)

34 ibid, regulation 13

35 ibid, regulation 13(3)

36 ibid, regulation 7

37 ibid, regulation 13(2)

38 Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, s2

39 ibid, s2(5) - requires health boards to have regard for children and young people to those matters set out in section 1(3) and 1(5) and 1(6) of the Act

40 ibid, s23

41 ibid, s277

42 ibid, s278

43 C(S)A 1995, s36

44 C(S)A 1995, s36(5)

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