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The Voluntary Adoption Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application for registration under Part III of the Order

    4. 4.Statement of Purpose

    5. 5.Review of statement of purpose

  3. PART II

    1. 6.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 7.Appointment of manager

    3. 8.Fitness of manager

    4. 9.Registered provider and manager – general requirements

    5. 10.Notification of offences

  4. PART III

    1. 11.Arrangements for the protection of children

    2. 12.Complaints

    3. 13.Complaints – further requirements

    4. 14.Staffing of agency

    5. 15.Fitness of workers

    6. 16.Employment of staff

    7. 17.Staff disciplinary procedure

    8. 18.Records with respect to staff

    9. 19.Fitness of premises

  5. PART IV

    1. 20.Notifiable events

    2. 21.Financial position

    3. 22.Notice of absence

    4. 23.Notice of changes

    5. 24.Appointment of liquidators etc.

    6. 25.Transfer of case records.

    7. 26.Compliance with regulations

    8. 27.Amendment of the Adoption Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989

    9. 28.Revocation

  6. 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, the responsible...

      3. 3.Any conditions for the time being in force in relation...

      4. 4.The relevant qualifications and experience of the manager.

      5. 5.The relevant qualifications and experience of the staff working for...

      6. 6.The organisational structure of the agency.

      7. 7.The system in place to monitor and evaluate the provision...

      8. 8.The procedures for recruiting, preparing, assessing and approving prospective adopters....

      9. 9.The arrangements for dealing with complaints.

      10. 10.The name, address and telephone number of the RQIA.

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION REQUIRED IN RESPECT OF THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL OR PERSONS SEEKING TO MANAGE OR WORK FOR THE PURPOSES OF AN AGENCY

      1. 1.Proof of identity including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.Either — where the certificate is required for a position...

      3. 3.Two written references, including a reference from the person’s most...

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

      5. 5.Dates and documentary evidence of any relevant qualifications or accredited...

      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

      RECORDS TO BE KEPT IN RELATION TO EACH PERSON WORKING FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE AGENCY

      1. 1.Proof of the persons identity including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.In respect of each person working for the purposes of...

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

      4. 4.Dates and documentary evidence of qualifications relevant to, and experience...

      5. 5.The dates on which he commences and ceases to be...

      6. 6.Whether he is employed by the registered provider under a...

      7. 7.His job description and whether he works full-time or part-time...

      8. 8.Training undertaken by him, supervision, appraisal, disciplinary action (if any)...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      EVENTS AND NOTIFICATIONS

  7. Explanatory Note

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