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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Regulations under Article 27

28.—(1) Regulations under Article 27(2)(a) may, in particular, make provision—

(a)with regard to the welfare of children placed with authority foster parents;

(b)as to the arrangements to be made by authorities in connection with the health and education of such children;

(c)as to the records to be kept by authorities;

(d)for securing that a child is not placed with an authority foster parent unless that person is approved as an authority foster parent;

(e)for securing that where possible the authority foster parent with whom a child is to be placed is—

(i)of the same religious persuasion as the child; or

(ii)gives an undertaking that the child will be brought up in that religious persuasion;

(f)for securing that children placed with authority foster parents, and the premises in which they are accommodated, will be supervised and inspected by an authority and that the children will be removed from those premises if their welfare appears to require it;

(g)as to the circumstances in which an authority may make arrangements for duties imposed on it by the regulations to be discharged on its behalf.

(2) Regulations under Article 27(2)(f) may, in particular, make provision as to—

(a)the persons to be notified of any proposed arrangements;

(b)the opportunities such persons are to have to make representations in relation to the arrangements proposed;

(c)the persons to be notified of any proposed changes in arrangements;

(d)the records to be kept by authorities;

(e)the supervision by authorities of any arrangements made.

(3) Regulations under Article 27(5) may, in particular, impose requirements on an authority as to—

(a)the making of any decision by an authority to allow a child to live with any person falling within Article 27(4) (including requirements as to those who must be consulted before the decision is made, and those who must be notified when it has been made);

(b)the supervision or medical examination of the child concerned;

(c)the removal of the child, in such circumstances as may be prescribed, from the care of the person with whom he has been allowed to live;

(d)the records to be kept by authorities.

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