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6(1)Where a person is fostering any child privately, or proposes to foster any child privately, the appropriate local authority may impose on him requirements as to—E+W

(a)the number, age and sex of the children who may be privately fostered by him;

(b)the standard of the accommodation and equipment to be provided for them;

(c)the arrangements to be made with respect to their health and safety; and

(d)particular arrangements which must be made with respect to the provision of care for them,

and it shall be his duty to comply with any such requirement before the end of such period as the authority may specify unless, in the case of a proposal, the proposal is not carried out.

(2)A requirement may be limited to a particular child, or class of child.

(3)A requirement (other than one imposed under sub-paragraph (1)(a)) may be limited by the authority so as to apply only when the number of children fostered by the person exceeds a specified number.

(4)A requirement shall be imposed by notice in writing addressed to the person on whom it is imposed and informing him of—

(a)the reason for imposing the requirement;

(b)his right under paragraph 8 to appeal against it; and

(c)the time within which he may do so.

(5)A local authority may at any time vary any requirement, impose any additional requirement or remove any requirement.

(6)In this Schedule—

(a)the appropriate local authority” means—

(i)the local authority within whose area the child is being fostered; or

(ii)in the case of a proposal to foster a child, the local authority within whose area it is proposed that he will be fostered; and

(b)requirement”, in relation to any person, means a requirement imposed on him under this paragraph.

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C1Sch. 8 para. 6: power to amend conferred (15.1.2005) by the Children Act 2004 (c. 31), ss. 45-47

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I1Sch. 8 para. 6 wholly in force at 14.10.1991 see s. 108(2)(3) and S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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