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69. In proceedings to which Part 5 applies, the court will appoint a reporting officer where—
(a)it appears that a parent or guardian of the child is willing to consent to the placing of the child for adoption, to the making of an adoption order or to a section 84 order; and
(b)that parent or guardian is in England or Wales.
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