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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 54: Disclosing information during adoption process

157.Section 54 provides that the general regulation making power under section 9 of the Act may be used to oblige adoption agencies in prescribed circumstances to provide prescribed information to prospective adopters. The intention is to require agencies to provide prospective adopters with the necessary information about a child (for example his needs, his interests, how he relates to other children and adults and his education and health) to help them decide whether to accept a match that the agency suggests with a child.

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