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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 7: Inactive or defunct adoption societies etc.

41.Section 7 empowers the appropriate Minister to direct the relevant local authority to take action, where a registered adoption society is inactive or defunct or has ceased to be registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000, and it has not made such arrangements for the transfer of its functions relating to children as are required. It also enables the appropriate Minister to charge the society for the expenses necessarily incurred by him or on his behalf as a result of its failure to make appropriate arrangements.

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