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The Adult Placement Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Regulations 15(3) and 21

SCHEDULE 3INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS IN RESPECT OF ADULT PLACEMENT CARERS

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

2.  When Part V of the Police Act 1997 is commenced in Northern Ireland either—

(a)where a certificate is required for a purpose which is prescribed by regulations under section 113B the Police Act 1997, an enhanced criminal record certificate issued under that section; or

(b)in any other case, a criminal record certificate issued under section 113A of that Act.

3.  Two written personal references from persons (not being relatives of the adult placement carer) who have known the adult placement carer for at least 2 years.

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

5.  Details of health record.

6.  Details of a check with the HSS trust in whose area the adult placement carer resides.

7.  Where a person has previously worked in a position whose duties involved work with children or vulnerable adults, so far as reasonably practicable, verification of the reason why the position ended.

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

9.  A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

10.  A letter from a mortgage lender or landlord (as the case may be) confirming—

(a)that the adult placement carer has sought and obtained permission to undertake placements where such permission is required by the terms of any mortgage, lease or tenancy agreement; and

(b)that the adult placement carer is not in arrears with his mortgage payments, rent or (where applicable) service charges and that he is not in breach of the terms of his mortgage, lease or tenancy agreement.

11.  A copy of the assessment report in respect of the adult placement carer prepared on behalf of an adult placement agency.

12.  A written statement as to the suitability of a person for the role and responsibilities of an adult placement carer signed by the chair of the approval panel.

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