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

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1996/2203

1996 No. 2203 (C. 53) (S.179)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS

FAMILY LAW

SOCIAL WORK, SCOTLAND

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

Made 22th August 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 105(1) and (2) of the Children (Scotland) Act 19951and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation
S-1 Citation

Citation

1. This Order may be cited as the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1996.

Interpretation
S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2. In this Order–

the Act” means the Children (Scotland) Act 1995;

the 1968 Act” means the Social Work (Scotland) Act 19682; and

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 19943.

Commencement of provisions
S-3 Commencement of provisions

Commencement of provisions

3.—(1) Section 4 of the Act shall come into force on 1st September 1996 but only for the purpose of enabling regulations to be made under that section so as to come into force on or after 1st November 1996.

(2) Section 91 of the Act shall come into force on 1st October 1996.

(3) Subject to the provisions of articles 4 to 7 of this Order, the provisions of the Act which are specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order and described by reference to the subject matter in column 2 of that Schedule shall, insofar as they are not then in force, come into force on 1st November 1996 but, where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any provision in column 3 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day only for that purpose.

Transitional provisions

Transitional provisions

S-4 Until the coming into force of section 70 of the Act , and...

4. Until the coming into force of section 70 of the Act, and without prejudice to the then operation of section 17(2)(b) of the Interpretation Act 19784, the reference in section 3(4) of the Act to a supervision requirement made under section 70 of the Act shall be construed as including a reference to a supervision requirement made under section 445of the 1968 Act.

S-5 Until the coming into force of section 86 of the Act , and...

5. Until the coming into force of section 86 of the Act, and without prejudice to the then operation of section 17(2)(b) of the Interpretation Act 1978

(a) in section 7(5) of the Act, the reference to an order under section 86 of the Act shall be construed as including a reference to a resolution under section 166or 16A7of the 1968 Act; and

(b) in section 11(4)(d) of the Act, the reference to a case in which the parental responsibilities or parental rights have been transferred to a local authority by a parental responsibilities order shall be construed as including a reference to a case in which the relevant parental rights and powers in relation to the child (as defined in section 16(3) of the 1968 Act) have vested in a local authority or a voluntary organisation by a resolution under section 16 or 16A of the 1968 Act.

S-6 Until the coming into force of sections 52 and 69 of the Act ,...

6. Until the coming into force of sections 52 and 69 of the Act, and without prejudice to the then operation of section 17(2)(b) of the Interpretation Act 1978

(a) the reference in section 54(1) to a condition in section 52(2)(a) to (h), (j), (k) or (l) of the Act being satisfied with respect to a child shall be construed as including a reference to a condition in section 32(2)(a) to (f), (gg) and (i) of the 1968 Act8being satisfied with respect to a child; and

(b) the reference in section 54(3)–

(i) to compulsory measures of supervision shall be construed as including a reference to compulsory measures of care within the meaning of section 32 of the 1968 Act;

(ii) to arranging a children’s hearing to consider the case of the child under section 69 of the Act shall be construed as including a reference to arranging a children’s hearing to consider the case of the child under sections 43 and 44 of the 1968 Act; and

(iii) to the application of section 69(1) of the Act shall be construed as including a reference to the application of sections 43 and 44 of the 1968 Act as if the condition specified by the court under section 54(1) of the Act as read with paragraph (a) above were a ground of referral established in accordance with section 429of the 1968 Act.

S-7 The following transitional provisions shall be made to each of...

7.—(1) The following transitional provisions shall be made to each of the provisions of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (“the 1978 Act”)10until 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.

James Douglas-Hamilton

Minister of State, Scottish Office

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

22nd August 1996

SCHEDULE

Article 3

PROVISIONS OF THE ACT WHICH COME INTO FORCE ON 1ST NOVEMBER 1996

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions of the Act

Subject matter

Purpose

Part I

Parents, Children and Guardians

Section 54

Reference to the Principal

Reporter by court

Section 93

Interpretation of Part II

Section 98(1)

Amendments of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978

Only for the purpose of bringing into force the provisions of Schedule 2 to the Act specified in column 1

Section 98(2)

Interpretation of Part III

Section 105(3)

Transitional provisions and savings

Only for the purpose of bringing into force the provisions of Schedule 3 to the Act specified in column 1

Section 105(4)

Amendments

Only for the purpose of bringing into force the provisions of Schedule 4 to the Act specified in column 1

Section 105(5)

Repeals

Only for the purpose of bringing into force the repeals in Schedule 5 to the Act which are referred to in column 1 below

In Schedule 2, paragraphs–

Amendments of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978

1

7(a)(i), (b) and (c)

8(a)

9(a)

11(b) and (c)

12(b)(i)

13(a)(ii), (c)(ii) and (d)

14

17(b)

23

26

29(a)(iii), (v) and (vi)

In Schedule 3, paragraph 7

Transitional provisions and savings

In Schedule 4, paragraphs–

Amendment of enactments

1 to 6

7(1) to (5) and (6)(a)

8 and 9

10(b)

11

14

15(1),(5), (17)(a)(ii), (20)(c) and (28)(d) and (e)

18(3)

19 and 20

23(1)

23(4)(a)

Only for the purpose of inserting paragraph (c) into section 7(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

23(4)(c)

24(1), (4), (5), (10) and (11)

26(1), (2), (3), (4)(a) and (c), and (5) to (7)

27

28(1) and (5)(a)

29(1) and (2)

30 and 31

33(1) and (4)

34

36

37(1), (5) and (6)(a)(i) and (ii)

38

39(1), (2)(a), (3)(a), (4) and (5)(b)

41

43

46 and 47

48(1) and (4)

50 to 52

53(2), (4) and (5)

54(1) and (5)

In Schedule 5, the repeals specified in the Table below

Repeals

TABLE

REPEALS

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

8 & 9 Vict. c.19.

Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845.

In section 7, the words “persons under legal disability by reason of nonage” in each place where they occur.

In section 67, the words “persons under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

In section 69, the words “persons under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

12 & 13 Vict. c.51.

Judicial Factors Act 1849.

In section 1, the words from “the word “Guardian” ” to “years;”.

Section 25(2).

In section 27, the words “guardians and”.

In section 31, the word “guardian,”.

In section 32, the word “guardian,”.

In section 33, the words “guardians or”.

In section 34, in both places where it occurs, the word “guardian,”.

In section 36, the word “guardianships,”.

In section 37, the word “guardian,”.

In section 40, the word “guardians,” in both places where it occurs.

27 & 28 Vict. c.114.

Improvement of Land Act 1864.

In section 18, the words from “nor shall they” to the end.

In section 21, the words from “or if the landowner” to “minors”; and the words “or circumstance” in both places where they occur.

43 & 44 Vict. c.4.

Judicial Factors (Scotland) Act 1880.

In section 3, in the definition of “judicial factor”, the words from “and” to “required”.

7 Edw.7 c.51.

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907.

Section 5(2C).

Section 38C.

11 & 12 Geo.5 c.58.

Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921.

In section 2, in the definition of “trustee”, the words from “guardian” to “years)”.

1 Edw.8 & 1 Geo.6 c.37.

Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937.

In section 27, the first paragraph.

1 & 2 Geo.6 c.73.

Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938.

In section 4(1)(b)(iii), the words “custody or”.

14 & 15 Geo.6 c.65.

Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951.

In section 8(1)(d), the words from “or any order” to the end.

6 & 7 Eliz.2 c.40.

Matrimonial Proceedings (Children) Act 1958.

Sections 8 to 10.

Section 12.

1968 c. 49. In section 94(1), the definition of “guardian”.

Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

In section 5B(5), the words from “and” at the end of the definition of child to the end of the subsection.

1972 c. 18.

Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972.

Section 4(3).

1973 c. 29.

Guardianship Act 1973.

The whole Act.

1974 c. 53.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In section 7(2) the words from “In the application” to the end.

1975 c. 72.

Children Act 1975.

Sections 47 to 49.

Section 53.

1978 c. 28.

Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978.

In section 12, in subsection (3)(b), the words “or by”; and in subsection (4) the word “—(a)” and paragraph (b).

In section 14(1), the words from “Subject” to “certain cases)”.

In section 15, in subsection (1), the words from “Subject” to “certain cases)”; and in subsection (3), the word “natural” wherever...

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