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The Voluntary Adoption Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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2.  (1)  In these Regulations—

“the Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003;

“agency” means a voluntary adoption agency;

“complaints procedure” shall be constructed in accordance with regulation 12 (1);

“manager” shall be construed in accordance with regulation 7 (1) (a);

“organisation” means a body corporate;

“registered provider” means in relation to an agency, a person who is registered under Part III of the Order as the person carrying on the agency;

RQIA” means the Health and Social Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority(1);

“responsible individual” shall be construed in accordance with regulation 6 (2);

“statement of purpose” means the written statement compiled in accordance with regulation 4 (1).

(2) In these Regulations, references to employing a person include employing a person whether or not for payment, and whether under a contract of service or a contract for services, and allowing a person to work as a volunteer, and references to an employee or to a person being employed shall be construed accordingly.

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