place of safety order
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place of safety orderin Scots law, a child may be removed compulsorily from his family home into the care of the local authority under a place of safety order. The child can be detained at the place of safety for up to seven days, during which arrangements can be made for a children's hearing to determine whether or not the child is in need of care. The equivalent order in England is an EMERGENCY PROTECTION ORDER.
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