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

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1.  The provision by the responsible authority of a statement containing all the information which the responsible authority considers necessary to enable the foster parent to care for the child and, in particular, information as to—

(a)the responsible authority’s arrangements for the child and the objectives of the placement;

(b)the child’s personal history, religious persuasion and cultural and linguistic background and racial origin;

(c)the child’s state of health and need for health care and surveillance; and

(d)the child’s educational needs,

including a requirement for the statement to be provided either at the time of the signing of the agreement or, where this is not practicable, within the following 14 days.

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