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

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Immediate placements

6.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), nothing in regulation 3 shall prevent the immediate placement of a child pursuant to a placement decision in circumstances in which an authority considers that to be necessary and in accordance with its duty under Article 26(1) of the Order, and in such a case, the authority shall take steps to ensure that the provisions of these Regulations, that would otherwise have to be complied with before the placement decision is made, are complied with as soon as practicable thereafter.

(2) Before an immediate placement is made pursuant to this regulation, an authority shall—

(a)arrange for the person with whom the child is to be placed to be interviewed in order to obtain as much of the information specified in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 as can be readily ascertained at the interview; and

(b)arrange to obtain as much of the information specified in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 in relation to other members of the household aged 10 and over in which it is proposed the child will live, as can be readily ascertained at the time of that interview.

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