Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to restate and amend the law relating to adoption; to make other provision in relation to the care and possession of children; to enable provision to be made in relation to allowances for the fostering of children; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The bill received Royal Assent on 15 January 2007

Stage 2

Pre-Stage 2:

Education Committee:

Stage 2 (to be completed by 10 November 2006):


Education Committee:

After Stage 2:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

  • 28 November 2006

    Report on Bill as amended at Stage 2 (Subordinate Legislation Committee) published on 7 December 2006



  • Stage 3


    Bill passed on 7 December 2006

    Passage of the Bill:

    Received Royal Assent on 15th January 2007

    Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (OPSI website)

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