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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Regulations requiring notification of fostering, etc.N.I.

112.  (1)  The Department may by regulations make provision as to—

(a)the circumstances in which notification is required to be given in connection with children who are, have been or are proposed to be, fostered privately; and

(b)the manner and form in which such notification is to be given.

(2) The regulations may, in particular—

(a)require any person who is, or proposes to be, involved (whether or not directly) in arranging for a child to be fostered privately to notify the appropriate authority;

(b)require any person who is—

(i)a parent of a child; or

(ii)a person who is not a parent of his but who has parental responsibility for a child,

and who knows that it is proposed that the child should be fostered privately, to notify the appropriate authority;

(c)require any parent of a privately fostered child, or person who is not a parent of such a child but who has parental responsibility for him, to notify the appropriate authority of any change in that parent's, or that person's, address;

(d)require any person who proposes to foster a child privately, to notify the appropriate authority of his proposal;

(e)require any person who is fostering a child privately, or proposes to do so, to notify the appropriate authority of—

(i)any offence of which he has been convicted;

(ii)any disqualification imposed on him under Article 109; or

(iii)any prohibition imposed on him under Article 110;

(f)require any person who is fostering a child privately, to notify the appropriate authority of any change in that person's address;

(g)require any person who is fostering a child privately to notify the appropriate authority in writing of any person who begins, or ceases, to be part of his household;

(h)require any person who has been fostering a child privately, but has ceased to do so, to notify the appropriate authority (indicating, where the child has died, that that is the reason).

(3) In paragraph (2) “the appropriate authority” has the same meaning as in Article 111.

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