Amendments proposed to the Adoption and Children Bill - continued House of Commons

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Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

43

*     Clause     20,     page     14,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(d)   2 years after it is issued at which time it must be reviewed.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

56

*     Clause     20,     page     14,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(5)   The child shall, being of 5 years of age or more, be a party to proceedings relating to the placement orders unless the child has consented to waive his or her rights to be a party.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

85

*     Clause     20,     page     14,     line     12,     at end add—

    '(5)   The court may only make a placement order, in respect of a child of 10 years or more, if the child has agreed to the order or the court has dispensed with the child's agreement.

    (6)   The child shall, being of 5 years of age or more, be a party to proceedings relating to placement orders unless the child has consented to waive his or her rights to be a party.'.


   

Sandra Gidley

36

*     Clause     21,     page     14,     line     34,     leave out subsection (4).


   

Sandra Gidley
Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

37

*     Clause     23,     page     15,     line     27,     leave out subsection 2(c).

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

44

*     Clause     23,     page     15,     line     29,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

81

*     Clause     24,     page     16,     line     5,     at end add—

    '(5)   There shall be established a procedure under which any parent or guardian or any of the prospective adopters may apply to the panel, constituted pursuant to section 12, for a review or initiation of any determination pursuant to subsection (4).'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

60

*     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     16,     at end insert 'or sibling'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

62

*     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     31,     after 'contact', insert 'or non contact'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

79

*     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     35,     at end insert 'and at the time of making an Adoption Order the court shall be required to reconsider whether any such order and any other existing contact arrangements are appropriate.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

54

*     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(8)   In circumstances where no contact provisions are made pursuant to this section, the court shall be required to have regard to section 1(4)(f) when making a placement order.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

76

*     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(8)   In circumstances where no contact provisions are made pursuant to this section, the court shall be required to have regard to section 1 (4)(f) when making a placement order.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

80

*     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(8)   In considering any provisions for contact pursuant to this section, in circumstances where the child is aged 10 or more, the court must consider the wishes and feelings of the child.

    (9)   A child aged 10 or more shall have the right to apply to the court to have reviewed any existing arrangements relating to contact pursuant to this section.'.


   

Sandra Gidley

38

*     Clause     28,     page     17,     line     42,     leave out subsection (1).


   

Sandra Gidley

39

*     Clause     30,     page     19,     line     14,     leave out '14' and insert '7'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

63

*     Clause     31,     page     19,     line     32,     leave out '14' and insert '7'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

48

*     Clause     50,     page     30,     line     8,     after 'with', insert 'the parent or guardian has been given information in writing relating to all alternatives to adoption that are available.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

47

*     Clause     50,     page     30,     line     19,     leave out 'freely' and insert 'without improper duress or inducement.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

9

Clause     50,     page     30,     line     19,     after 'unconditionally', insert ', in the presence of an independent legally qualified witness'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

57

*     Clause     50,     page     30,     line     35,     at end add—

    '(10)   The court may only make an adoption order, in respect of a child of 10 years or more, if the child has agreed to the order or the court has dispensed with the child's agreement.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

86

*     Clause     50,     page     30,     line     35,     at end add—

    '(10)   In all situations, as prescribed in this Act, where the child, being a child of two years or older, has a right to representation in court or where the wishes, feelings or views of the child are to be sought, the child shall be provided with independent advocacy by the court.

    (11)   The court may only make an adoption order, in respect of a child of 10 years or more, if the child has agreed to the order or the court has dispensed with the child's agreement.

    (12)   The child, being of 5 years of age or more, shall be a party to proceedings relating to an adoption order unless the child has consented to waive his or her right to be a party.'.


   

Mr Robert Walter

25

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     20,     leave out 'ten' and insert 'thirteen'.

   

Mr Robert Walter

26

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     22,     leave out 'six months' and insert 'thirteen weeks'.

   

Mr Robert Walter

27

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     26,     leave out 'one year' and insert 'thirteen weeks'.

   

Mr Robert Walter

28

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     29,     leave out from 'than' to end of line 30 and insert 'thirteen weeks'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

10

Clause     96,     page     51,     line     21,     at end add—

    '(2)   Notwithstanding subsection (1), any proceedings may be reported subject to the following conditions—

    (a)   the name of any adult or child involved in the proceedings must not be reported;

    (b)   no place other than that of a local authority may be reported;

    (c)   the name of any school or other institution, the naming of which might reasonably be expected to make possible the identification of any adult or child involved in the proceedings, must not be reported.'.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham

21

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     7,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

65

*     Clause     2,     page     3,     line     18,     leave out 'may' and insert 'will'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

64

*     Clause     3,     page     3,     line     37,     leave out subsection 3(b) and insert—

    '(b)   must extend to the provision of those services to other persons if so requested by said other persons.'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

22

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(c)   must extend to the provision of services covering intercountry adoption.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

66

*     Clause     3,     page     3,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(c)   Should commence and give provision of services to persons described in (a) and (b) above when requested and continued until these persons decline any further support services.'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

23

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     42,     after 'question', insert ', including qualified social workers working on contract to the local authority.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

67

*     Clause     3,     page     3,     line     43,     leave out from 'must' to end of line 2, on page 4, and insert—

    '(a)   be provided in conjunction with the local authority's other social services and with registered adoption agencies in their area,

    (b)   be provided in conjunction with any other local authority's social services and with registered adoption agencies in other areas,

    (c)   be given in a co-ordinated manner without duplication, omission or avoidable delay.'.

 
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