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

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2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations shall apply to any placement of a child—

(a)by an authority under Article 27(2)(a) of the Order;

(b)by a voluntary organisation under Article 75(1)(a) of the Order (unless it is acting on behalf of an authority).

(2) These Regulations shall not apply to any placement of a child—

(a)to which the Placement of Children with Parents etc. Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1) apply;

(b)if the child is not in the care of an authority(2), with a parent of his or other person having parental responsibility for him; or

(c)for adoption pursuant to the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.

(3) Where a care order is in force, the application of these Regulations is subject to any directions given by a court (whether before, on or after these Regulations come into operation).

(4) Nothing in these Regulations shall require the temporary removal of a child from a person with whom he is already living before placement under these Regulations.


See the definition of “care order” in Article 2(2) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and paragraphs 11, 12 and 30 of Schedule 8 to that Order

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