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The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Child placed in residential establishment: information to be supplied

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35.  Where a local authority place a child who is looked after by them in terms of section 17(6) of the 1995 Act in a residential establishment, that authority must–

(a)provide the person in charge of the residential establishment with–

(i)written information about the child’s background, educational needs, health and mental and emotional development; and

(ii)any other information which the local authority consider relevant to the placement including the views of the child having regard to the child’s age and maturity;

(b)agree with the person in charge of the residential establishment arrangements for–

(i)ensuring that the child’s welfare is safeguarded and promoted;

(ii)ensuring that the child receives such provision for their development and control as is conducive to their best interests;

(iii)contact between the child and their family; and

(iv)ensuring that the child receives adequate and efficient education.

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