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

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Support and supervision of placements

9.—(1) An authority shall satisfy itself that the welfare of each child who has been placed by the authority continues to be appropriately provided for by his placement, and for that purpose the authority shall—

(a)give such advice and assistance to the person with whom the child is placed as appears to the authority to be necessary; and

(b)make arrangements for a person authorised by the authority to visit the child as necessary, but in any event—

(i)within one week of the beginning of the placement,

(ii)at intervals of not more than 4 weeks during the first year of the placement, and

(iii)thereafter at intervals of not more than 3 months and also whenever reasonably requested by the child or the person with whom the child is placed,

and for the person so authorised to make arrangements, so far as is practicable, on each visit to see the child alone.

(2) On each occasion on which a child is visited in pursuance of this regulation by any person authorised by the authority which placed the child, the authority shall cause a written report on the child to be prepared by that person.

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