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The Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Notifications by former foster parents

5.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), any person who has been fostering a child privately, but has ceased to do so, shall notify the appropriate authority within 48 hours and shall include in the notice the name and address of the person into whose care the child was received.

(2) Where the reason for the ending of the fostering arrangement is the death of the child, the foster parent shall notify forthwith the appropriate authority and also the person from whom the foster parent received the child.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where the foster parent intends to resume the fostering arrangement after an interval of not more than 27 days, but if—

(a)he subsequently abandons his intention; or

(b)the interval expires without his having given effect to his intention,

he shall thereupon give notice to the appropriate authority within 48 hours of abandoning his intention or, as the case may be, the expiry of the interval.

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