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The Adult Placement Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Statement of purpose

    4. 4.Service user’s guide

    5. 5.Review of statement of purpose and service user’s guide

    6. 6.Agency documents

  3. PART II REGISTERED PERSONS

    1. 7.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 8.Appointment of manager

    3. 9.Fitness of registered manager

    4. 10.Registered person — general requirements and training

    5. 11.Registered person — notification of offences

  4. PART III ADULT PLACEMENTS AND ADULT PLACEMENT CARERS MAKING, MONITORING AND TERMINATION OF PLACEMENTS

    1. 12.Making of placements, placement agreements and limitation of placements

    2. 13.Monitoring and review of placements

    3. 14.Termination of placements

  5. ADULT PLACEMENT CARERS

    1. 15.Fitness of adult placement carers

    2. 16.Carer agreements

    3. 17.Adult placement carers — training

    4. 18.Adult placement carer handbook

  6. SERVICE USER'S PLAN

    1. 19.Service user’s plan

  7. PART IV CONDUCT OF ADULT PLACEMENT AGENCIES OPERATION OF ADULT PLACEMENT AGENCY

    1. 20.General conduct of adult placement agency

    2. 21.Records

    3. 22.Complaints

    4. 23.Review of quality of services

    5. 24.Improvement plan

    6. 25.Visits by registered provider

    7. 26.Staff views as to conduct of agency

  8. PREMISES

    1. 27.Fitness of premises

  9. STAFFING

    1. 28.Fitness of staff

    2. 29.Staffing

    3. 30.Employment of staff

    4. 31.Staff handbook

  10. FINANCIAL MATTERS

    1. 32.Financial position

  11. NOTICES TO BE GIVEN TO THE REGULATION AND IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY

    1. 33.Notification of incidents

    2. 34.Notice of absence

    3. 35.Notice of changes

    4. 36.Appointment of liquidators etc.

    5. 37.Death of registered person

  12. PART V MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 38.Compliance with regulations

    2. 39.Offences

    3. 40.Transitional provisions

  13. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

      1. 1.A statement of the overall aims and objectives of the...

      2. 2.The name and address of the registered provider and of...

      3. 3.If the registered provider is not an organisation, his relevant...

      4. 4.If the registered provider is an organisation the name and...

      5. 5.The relevant qualifications and experience of any registered manager.

      6. 6.The number, relevant qualifications and experience of the staff working...

      7. 7.The status, constitution and organisational structure of the agency, which...

      8. 8.The age-range and sex of the service users in respect...

      9. 9.The range of needs that the agency is intended to...

      10. 10.The arrangements made for consultation with service users about the...

      11. 11.The arrangements made for contact between placements and their relatives,...

      12. 12.The arrangements for dealing with complaints.

      13. 13.The arrangements made for dealing with reviews of the service...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS IN RESPECT OF PERSONS CARRYING ON, MANAGING OR WORKING FOR THE PURPOSES OF AN ADULT PLACEMENT AGENCY [EXCLUDING ADULT PLACEMENT CARERS]

      1. 1.Proof of the person’s identity, including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.When Part V of the Police Act 1997 is commenced...

      3. 3.Two written references relating to the person, including a reference...

      4. 4.Where a person has previously worked in a position whose...

      5. 5.Documentary evidence of any relevant qualifications or accredited training of...

      6. 6.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation...

      7. 7.Evidence that the person is physically and mentally fit for...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS IN RESPECT OF ADULT PLACEMENT CARERS

      1. 1.Proof of the person’s identity, including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.When Part V of the Police Act 1997 is commenced...

      3. 3.Two written personal references from persons (not being relatives of...

      4. 4.A written reference from the person’s present or most recent...

      5. 5.Details of health record.

      6. 6.Details of a check with the HSS trust in whose...

      7. 7.Where a person has previously worked in a position whose...

      8. 8.Documentary evidence of any relevant qualification, including where appropriate a...

      9. 9.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation...

      10. 10.A letter from a mortgage lender or landlord (as the...

      11. 11.A copy of the assessment report in respect of the...

      12. 12.A written statement as to the suitability of a person...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      RECORDS TO BE KEPT BY AN AGENCY

      1. 1.Records

      2. 2.An alphabetical index of all persons working for the purposes...

      3. 3.An alphabetical index of all adult placement carers with whom...

      4. 4.Other Records

  14. Explanatory Note

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