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Children Act 1989

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65Persons disqualified from carrying on, or being employed in, children’s homes

(1)A person who is disqualified (under section 68) from fostering a child privately shall not carry on, or be otherwise concerned in the management of, or have any financial interest in, a children’s home unless he has—

(a)disclosed to the responsible authority the fact that he is so disqualified; and

(b)obtained their written consent.

(2)No person shall employ a person who is so disqualified in a children’s home unless he has—

(a)disclosed to the responsible authority the fact that that person is so disqualified; and

(b)obtained their written consent.

(3)Where an authority refuse to give their consent under this section, they shall inform the applicant by a written notice which states—

(a)the reason for the refusal;

(b)the applicant’s right to appeal against the refusal to a Registered Homes Tribunal under paragraph 8 of Schedule 6; and

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

(4)Any person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to both.

(5)Where a person contravenes subsection (2) he shall not be guilty of an offence if he proves that he did not know, and had no reasonable grounds for believing, that the person whom he was employing was disqualified under section 68.

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