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

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Termination of placements

7.—(1) A responsible authority shall not allow the placement of a child with a particular foster parent to continue if it appears to it that the placement is no longer the most suitable way of performing its duty under (as the case may be) Article 26(1) or 76(1)(a) and (b) of the Order.

(2) Where a child has been placed by some other authority, or by a voluntary organisation, in the area of the area authority and it appears to the area authority that continuation of the placement would be detrimental to the welfare of the child, the area authority shall remove the child forthwith.

(3) The area authority which removes a child under paragraph (2) is forthwith to notify the responsible authority.

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