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

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Requirements in respect of visits

16.  Every authority shall make arrangements to ensure that in respect of any visit made pursuant to regulation 15, an officer of the authority—

(a)sees the child during the course of the visit, unless he considers it unnecessary to do so or the child is not in fact with the foster parents at the time of the visit;

(b)if the child is not with the foster parents at the time of the visit, makes arrangements to see the child as soon as is reasonably practicable;

(c)takes steps to discover whether the voluntary organisation which placed the child has made suitable arrangements to perform its duties under these Regulations and those under Article 76 of the Order.

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