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The Voluntary Adoption Agencies and the Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

    2. 2.Application for registration under Part II of the Act

    3. 3.Statement of purpose

    4. 4.Review of statement of purpose

  3. PART II REGISTERED PROVIDERS, RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND MANAGERS

    1. 5.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 6.Appointment of manager and branch manager

    3. 7.Fitness of manager and branch manager

    4. 8.Registered provider, manager and branch manager — general requirements

    5. 9.Notification of offences

  4. PART III CONDUCT OF AGENCIES

    1. 10.Arrangements for the protection of children

    2. 11.Complaints

    3. 12.Complaints — further requirements

    4. 13.Staffing of agency

    5. 14.Fitness of workers

    6. 15.Employment of staff

    7. 16.Staff disciplinary procedure

    8. 17.Records with respect to staff

    9. 18.Fitness of premises

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS — AGENCIES

    1. 19.Notifiable events

    2. 20.Financial position

    3. 21.Notice of absence

    4. 22.Notice of changes

    5. 23.Appointment of liquidators etc.

    6. 24.Compliance with regulations

  6. PART V MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 25.Amendments to the Adoption Agencies Regulations 1983

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

      1. 1.The aims and objectives of the agency.

      2. 2.The name and address of the registered provider, the responsible...

      3. 3.Any conditions for the time being in force in relation...

      4. 4.The relevant qualifications and experience of the manager and branch...

      5. 5.The number, relevant qualifications and experience of the staff working...

      6. 6.The organisational structure of the agency.

      7. 7.The system in place to monitor and evaluate the provision...

      8. 8.The procedures for recruiting, preparing, assessing, approving and supporting prospective...

      9. 9.A summary of the complaints procedure.

      10. 10.The name, address and telephone number of the registration authority....

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION REQUIRED IN RESPECT OF THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL OR PERSONS SEEKING TO MANAGE OR WORK FOR THE PURPOSES OF AN AGENCY

      1. 1.Proof of identity including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.Either— (a) where the position falls within section 115(3) of...

      3. 3.Two written references, including a reference from the person’s most...

      4. 4.Where a person has previously worked in a position whose...

      5. 5.Documentary evidence of any relevant qualification.

      6. 6.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      RECORDS TO BE KEPT IN RELATION TO EACH PERSON WORKING FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE AGENCY

      1. A record indicating in respect of each person working for...

      2. 1.Full name.

      3. 2.Sex.

      4. 3.Date of birth.

      5. 4.Home address.

      6. 5.Qualifications relevant to, and experience of, work involving children.

      7. 6.The dates on which he commences and ceases to be...

      8. 7.Whether he is employed by the registered provider under a...

      9. 8.His job description and whether he works full-time or part-time...

      10. 9.Training undertaken by him, supervision, appraisal, disciplinary action (if any)...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      EVENTS AND NOTIFICATIONS

  8. Explanatory Note

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