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The Arrangements for Placement of Children (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Notification of arrangements

5.—(1) The responsible authority shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, notify the following persons of the arrangements to place a child before the placement is made—

(a)any person an indication of whose wishes and feelings have been sought under Article 26(2), 76(2) or 92(2) of the Order (consultation prior to decision-making in respect of children looked after by an authority, provided with accommodation by a voluntary organisation or in a registered children’s home);

(b)the education and library board for the area in which the child is living;

(c)the child’s medical practitioner;

(d)any person who is caring for the child immediately before the arrangements are made;

(e)the area authority;

(f)except in a care case, any person in whose favour a contact order is in force with respect to the child; and

(g)in a care case, any person who has contact with the child pursuant to Article 53 of the Order (parental contact etc. with children in care) or to an order under that Article.

(2) Where it is not practicable to give the notification before the placement, it shall be given as soon as is reasonably practicable thereafter.

(3) The responsible authority shall send a copy of the arrangements referred to in regulation 3, or such part of the arrangements as it considers will not prejudice the welfare of the child, with the notification referred to in paragraph (1), but in the case of notification to those specified in paragraph (1)(b) to (g) it shall send details of only such part of the arrangements as it considers those persons need to know.

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