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The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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Cancellation of registration

5.—(1) The Department may at any time cancel the registration of a registered adoption society—

(a)if the Department is of the opinion that, taking account of the matters and considerations mentioned in Article 4(3), the society is not making an effective contribution to the Adoption Service; or

(b)if the society fails to provide the Department with information required by it for the purpose of carrying out its functions under sub-paragraph (a), or fails to verify such information in the manner required by the Department; or

(c)if the society is no longer a voluntary organisation.

(2) Where registration is cancelled under paragraph (1) or expires, the Department may direct the body concerned to make such arrangements as to children who are in its care and other transitional matters as seem to the Department expedient.

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