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Foster Children Act 1980 (repealed 14.10.1991)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Foster children for purposes of the Act

    1. 1. Foster children.

    2. 2. Exceptions to section 1.

  3. Duties of local authorities

    1. 3. Local authorities to ensure well-being of, and to visit, foster children.

  4. Notification of fostering to local authorities

    1. 4. Notification by parents.

    2. 5. Notification by persons maintaining, or proposing to maintain, foster children.

    3. 6. Notification by persons ceasing to maintain foster children.

  5. Disqualification for fostering

    1. 7. Persons disqualified from keeping foster children.

  6. Control by local authorities of fostering

    1. 8. Power to inspect premises.

    2. 9. Power to impose requirements as to the keeping of foster children.

    3. 10. Power to prohibit the keeping of foster children.

  7. Proceedings

    1. 11. Appeal to juvenile court against requirement or prohibition imposed under s. 9 or 10.

    2. 12. Removal of foster children kept in unsuitable surroundings.

    3. 13. Search warrants.

    4. 14. Sittings of juvenile courts, and appeals to Crown Court.

  8. Advertisements

    1. 15. Prohibition of advertisements relating to the fostering of children.

  9. Offences

    1. 16. Offences relating to foster children.

  10. Extension of provisions of the Act to other children

    1. 17. Extension of Act to certain school children during holidays.

    2. 18. Extension of Act to certain children above compulsory school age.

  11. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 19. Avoidance of insurances on lives of foster children.

    2. 20. Service of notices by post.

    3. 21. Regulations.

    4. 22. Interpretation.

    5. 23. Transitional provisions, consequential amendments and repeals.

    6. 24. Citation, etc.

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Transitional Provisions

      1. Custodians

        1. 1.If at the commencement of this Act section 33 of...

      2. Children subject to subsisting fit person orders

        1. 2.Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 9 of Schedule...

      3. Periods of time

        1. 3.Where a period of time specified in an enactment repealed...

      4. Notification under s. 5

        1. 4.(1) In this paragraph “the relevant date” means the date...

      5. Children above compulsory school age

        1. 5.Where immediately before the commencement of this Act Part I...

      6. References to provisions of Adoption Act 1976 and Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978

        1. 6.(1) If at the commencement of this Act section 1...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Consequential Amendments

      1. Part I Amendments Extending Only to England and Wales

        1. Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act 1948 (c. 53)

          1. 1.In section 8(1) (exemption of certain institutions from provisions of...

          2. 2.In section 13(2) (interpretation), for “of Part I of the...

        2. Children and Young Persons Act 1963 (c. 37)

          1. In section 23(1)(c) (children and young persons detained in places...

        3. Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 (c. 46)

          1. 1.In section 60(7)(a) (amendments of Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act...

          2. 2.In section 64(3)(a) (financial assistance by Secretary of State to...

        4. Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (c. 42)

          1. In Schedule 1 (enactments conferring functions assigned to Social Services...

        5. Adoption Act 1976 (c. 36)

          1. 1.In section 2(c) (local authorities’ social services), for “the Children...

          2. 2.In section 32(3)(a) (meaning of protected child), for “subsection (3)...

      2. Part II AMENDMENT EXTENDING ONLY TO SCOTLAND

        1. Children Act 1958 (c. 65)

          1. In section 6(1)( a ) (disqualification for keeping foster children),...

    3. Schedule 3

      Repeals

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