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The Residential Establishments – Child Care (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Information to be supplied to persons in respect of each child placed in a residential establishment

17.  Where a local authority places in a residential establishment a child who is looked after by them, the local authority–

(a)shall provide the person in charge with the following:-

(i)written information about the child’s background, health, and mental and emotional development; and

(ii)any other information which the local authority considers relevant to the placement including information about the child’s wishes and feelings about the placement, so far as this is appropriate having regard to his age and maturity;

(b)shall agree with the person in charge arrangements for ensuring that the welfare of the child placed and kept in such accommodation is safeguarded and promoted and that the child receives such provision for his development and control as is conducive to his best interests including–

(i)the arrangements that are to be made for contact between the child and his family;

(ii)the arrangements that are to be made for ensuring that the child receives adequate and efficient education (having regard to regulation 11) and appropriate medical and dental treatment.

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