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

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2.—(1) These Regulations shall apply to every child who is in the care of an authority(1) and who is or is proposed to be placed.

(2) Where a child who is to be placed is aged 16 or over, regulations 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 shall not apply.

(3) These Regulations shall not apply to the placement of a child for adoption pursuant to the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987(2).

(4) Nothing in these Regulations shall require the temporary removal of a child from the person with whom he is already living and with whom he may be placed, before a placement decision is made concerning him.

(5) These Regulations shall not apply in a case to the extent that they are incompatible with any order made by a court under Article 53 of the Order (parental contact etc. with children in care) or any direction of a court which has effect under paragraph 12(4) of Schedule 8 to the Order (transitional provision as to directions) in that case.


See the definition of “care order” in Article 2(2) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and paragraphs 11, 12 and 30 of Schedule 8 to that Order

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