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The Placement of Children with Parents etc. Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Placement of Children with Parents etc. Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 4th November 1996.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Order” means the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

“area authority” means, in relation to a child who is or is to be placed, the authority in whose area the child is or is to be placed where the child is in the care of a different authority;

“placement” means allowing a child who is in the care of an authority to live pursuant to Article 27(5) of the Order (placement of a child in care with parents etc.) with—


a parent of the child;


a person who is not a parent of the child but who has parental responsibility for him; or


where there was a residence order in force with respect to him immediately before the care order was made, a person in whose favour the residence order was made;

“placement decision” means a decision to place a child which is made in accordance with regulation 5(2);

“supervisory duties” means the duties imposed by regulation 9.

(3) Any notice required under these Regulations is to be given in writing and any such notice may be sent by ordinary post.

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