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Explanatory Memorandum to Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Article 55: Fostering

Article 55, in conjunction with article 11 and paragraph 1 (5) of Schedule 2, ensure that it is an offence for a barred person to act as an authority foster parent, foster carer with whom a child has been placed by a voluntary organisation, or a private foster parent. Any organisation that arranges a placement will be required to check the carer’s status.

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