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The Foster Placement (Children) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Placements outside Northern Ireland

10.—(1) A voluntary organisation shall not place a child for whose placement it is responsible outside the British Islands and, notwithstanding regulation 8, a voluntary organisation shall not place a child outside the British Islands on behalf of an authority.

(2) Where a responsible authority makes arrangements to place a child outside Northern Ireland it shall ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, requirements are complied with in relation to the child which would have applied under these Regulations had the child been placed in Northern Ireland.

(3) In the case of an authority, paragraph (2) is subject to the provisions of Article 33 of the Order (arrangements by authorities to assist children to live outside Northern Ireland).

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