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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 128: Supply of information for the register

316.Section 128 deals with the supply of information to the Secretary of State or the registration organisation for entry in the register. The Order in Council will set out the type of information which must be passed by adoption agencies to the Secretary of State or the registration organisation for inclusion in the register, and the time, form and manner in which that information must be given. Subsection (3) provides that the Order may require adoption agencies to pay a fee to the Secretary of State or the registration organisation in respect of information to be entered on the register. Such a fee would contribute towards the administrative costs of placing information on the register and would not include any element of profit. Subsection (4) clarifies that these requirements are subject to the parties to whom the information relates consenting to inclusion of the information on the register. Where the information relates to a child, the Order will set out who may consent to the sharing of the information on the child’s behalf.

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