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

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Regulation 3(2)

SCHEDULE 1Particulars to be taken into account in considering suitability of persons and households

1.  In respect of a person with whom it is proposed a child should be placed—

(a)age;

(b)health;

(c)personality;

(d)marital status and particulars of any previous marriage;

(e)previous experience of looking after and capacity to look after children and capacity to care for the child;

(f)the result of any application to have a child placed with him or to adopt a child or of any application for registration under Article 118 of the Order (registration of child minders and persons providing day care) and details of any prohibition on his acting as a child minder, providing day care, or caring for foster children privately or children in a voluntary or registered children’s home;

(g)details of children in his household, whether living there or not;

(h)religious persuasion and degree of observance, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background;

(i)past and present employment and leisure activities and interests;

(j)details of the living standards and particulars of accommodation of his household; and

(k)subject to the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1), any criminal conviction.

2.  In respect of members of the household aged 10 and over of a person with whom a child is to be placed, so far as is practicable, all the particulars specified in paragraph 1(a), (b), (c), (d), (f), (i) and (k).

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