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Child Care Act 1980

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59Notification of particulars with respect to voluntary homes

(1)It shall be the duty of the person in charge of any voluntary home established after the commencement of this Act to send to the Secretary of State within three months from the establishment of the home such particulars with respect to the home as the Secretary of State may by regulations prescribe.

(2)It shall be the duty of the person in charge of any voluntary home (whether established before or after the commencement of this Act) to send to the Secretary of State—

(a)in the case of a home established before the commencement of this Act, in every year, or

(b)in the case of a home established after the commencement of this Act, in every year subsequent to the year in which particulars are sent under subsection (1) above,

by such date as the Secretary of State may by regulations prescribe, such particulars with respect to the home as may be so prescribed.

(3)Where the Secretary of State by regulations varies the particulars which are to be sent to him under subsection (1) or (2) above by the person in charge of a voluntary home—

(a)the person in charge of such a home shall send to the Secretary of State the prescribed particulars within three months from the date of the making of the regulations;

(b)where any such home was established before, but not more than three months before, the making of the regulations, compliance with paragraph (a) above shall be sufficient compliance with the requirement of subsection (1) above to send the prescribed particulars within three months from the establishment of the home;

(c)in the year in which the particulars are varied, compliance with paragraph (a) above by the person in charge of any voluntary home shall be sufficient compliance with the requirement of subsection (2) above to send the prescribed particulars before the prescribed date in that year.

(4)If default is made in sending the prescribed particulars with respect to any voluntary home in accordance with the requirements of this section, the person in charge of the home shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £25 and to a further fine not exceeding £1 in respect of each day during which the default continues after conviction.

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