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The Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Prescribed services

    4. 4.Exceptions

    5. 5.Statement of purpose and children’s guide

    6. 6.Review of statement of purpose and children’s guide

  3. PART 2 REGISTERED PROVIDERS, RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND MANAGERS

    1. 7.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 8.Appointment of manager

    3. 9.Fitness of manager

    4. 10.Registered person – general requirements

    5. 11.Notification of offences

  4. PART 3 CONDUCT OF AGENCIES

    1. 12.Arrangements for the protection of children

    2. 13.Provision of services

    3. 14.Records with respect to services

    4. 15.Adoption case records (adoption support agencies that were formerly adoption agencies)

    5. 16.Complaints

    6. 17.Complaints – further requirements

    7. 18.Staffing of agency

    8. 19.Fitness of workers

    9. 20.Employment of staff

    10. 21.Staff disciplinary procedure

    11. 22.Records with respect to staff

    12. 23.Fitness of premises

  5. PART 4 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 24.Notifiable events

    2. 25.Financial position

    3. 26.Notice of absence

    4. 27.Notice of changes

    5. 28.Appointment of liquidators, etc.

    6. 29.Offences

    7. 30.Compliance with regulations

  6. PART 5 FEES, FREQUENCY OF INSPECTIONS AND REGISTRATION

    1. 31.Amendment of the National Care Standards Commission (Registration) Regulations 2001

    2. 32.Amendment of the National Care Standards Commission (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Adoption Agencies) Regulations 2003

    3. 33.Amendment of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) Regulations 2004

  7. PART 6 MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

    1. 34.Amendment of the Adoption Agencies Regulations 1983

    2. 35.Amendment of the Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005

  8. 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 and, where...

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

      4. 4.The relevant qualifications and experience of the registered provider and,...

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

      6. 6.A description of the organisational structure of the agency.

      7. 7.A description of the services offered by the agency.

      8. 8.The procedures for assessing the needs of those requesting adoption...

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

      10. 10.A summary of the complaints procedure.

      11. 11.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 certificate is required for a purpose...

      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. 1.Full name.

      2. 2.Sex.

      3. 3.Date of birth.

      4. 4.Home address.

      5. 5.Qualifications relevant to, and experience of, working with persons receiving...

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

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

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

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

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      EVENTS AND NOTIFICATIONS

  9. Explanatory Note

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