Practice FAQs

Guardianship Orders and Kinship Care Orders

Each Order bestows Parental Rights and Responsibilities (PRRs) for a child on an adult who had not held these. They are both private law Orders under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. Any decision by a Court will be based on three broad principles, namely: (i) The child’s welfare is paramount; (ii) No Order will be …

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What are Interagency Fees in Scotland?

A standard interagency fee charged when adopters approved by one Adoption Agency are matched with a child in the care of another in Scotland was established in 2016. The interagency fee covers the costs of recruiting and assessing prospective adopters, matching, placement and supervision and support up to the point of the adoption order. Interagency …

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