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8.—(1) The registered provider and the registered manager shall, having regard to—
(a)the size of the fostering agency, its statement of purpose, and the numbers and needs of the children placed by it; and
(b)the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children placed by the fostering agency,
carry on or manage the fostering agency (as the case may be) with sufficient care, competence and skill.
(2) If the registered provider is—
(a)an individual, he shall undertake;
(b)an organisation, it shall ensure that the responsible individual undertakes;
(c)a partnership, it shall ensure that one of the partners undertakes,
from time to time such training as is appropriate to ensure that he has the experience and skills necessary for carrying on the fostering agency.
(3) The registered manager shall undertake from time to time such training as is appropriate to ensure that he has the experience and skills necessary for managing the fostering agency.
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