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Child Care Act 1980

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22Regulations as to boarding out

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the welfare of children boarded out by local authorities under section 21(1)(a) of this Act.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations under this section may provide—

(a)for the recording by local authorities of information relating to persons with whom children are boarded out under section 21(1)(a) of this Act and persons who are willing to have children so boarded out with them;

(b)for securing that children shall not be boarded out in any household unless that household is for the time being approved by such local authority as may be prescribed by the regulations ;

(c)for securing that where possible the person with whom any child is to be boarded out is either of the same religious persuasion as the child or gives an undertaking that the child will be brought up in that religious persuasion;

(d)for securing that children boarded out under section 21(1)(a) of this Act, and the premises in which they are boarded out, will be supervised and inspected by a local authority and that the children will be removed from those premises if their welfare appears to require it.

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