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The Adoption Agencies Regulations 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 ADOPTION AGENCY - ARRANGEMENTS FOR ADOPTION WORK

    1. 3.Establishment of adoption panel

    2. 4.Tenure of office of members of the adoption panel

    3. 5.Meetings of adoption panel

    4. 6.Payment of fees to member of local authority adoption panel

    5. 7.Adoption agency arrangements for adoption work

    6. 8.Requirement to appoint an agency adviser to the adoption panel

    7. 9.Requirement to appoint a medical adviser

    8. 10.Establishment of new adoption panels on 30 December 2005

  4. PART 3 DUTIES OF ADOPTION AGENCY WHERE THE AGENCY IS CONSIDERING ADOPTION FOR A CHILD

    1. 11.Application of regulations 11 to 17

    2. 12.Requirement to open the child’s case record

    3. 13.Requirement to provide counselling and information for, and ascertain wishes and feelings of, the child

    4. 14.Requirement to provide counselling and information for, and ascertain wishes and feelings of, the parent or guardian of the child and others

    5. 15.Requirement to obtain information about the child

    6. 16.Requirement to obtain information about the child’s family

    7. 17.Requirement to prepare child’s permanence report for the adoption panel

    8. 18.Function of the adoption panel in relation to a child referred by the adoption agency

    9. 19.Adoption agency decision and notification

    10. 20.Request to appoint an officer of the Service or a Welsh family proceedings officer

  5. PART 4 DUTIES OF ADOPTION AGENCY IN RESPECT OF A PROSPECTIVE ADOPTER

    1. 21.Requirement to provide counselling and information

    2. 22.Requirement to consider application for an assessment of suitability to adopt a child

    3. 23.Requirement to carry out police checks

    4. 24.Requirement to provide preparation for adoption

    5. 25.Prospective adopter’s report

    6. 26.Function of the adoption panel

    7. 27.Adoption agency decision and notification

    8. 28.Information to be sent to the independent review panel

    9. 29.Review and termination of approval

    10. 30.Duties of the adoption agency in a section 83 case

  6. PART 5 DUTIES OF ADOPTION AGENCY IN RESPECT OF PROPOSED PLACEMENT OF CHILD WITH PROSPECTIVE ADOPTER

    1. 31.Proposed placement

    2. 32.Function of the adoption panel in relation to proposed placement

    3. 33.Adoption agency decision in relation to proposed placement

    4. 34.Function of the adoption agency in a section 83 case

  7. PART 6 PLACEMENT AND REVIEWS

    1. 35.Requirements imposed on the adoption agency before the child may be placed for adoption

    2. 36.Reviews

    3. 37.Independent reviewing officers

    4. 38.Withdrawal of consent

  8. PART 7 CASE RECORDS

    1. 39.Storage of case records

    2. 40.Preservation of case records

    3. 41.Confidentiality of case records

    4. 42.Access to case records and disclosure of information

    5. 43.Transfer of case records

    6. 44.Application of regulations 40 to 42

  9. PART 8 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 45.Modification of 1989 Act in relation to adoption

    2. 46.Contact

    3. 47.Contact: supplementary

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INFORMATION

      1. PART 1 INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHILD

      2. PART 2 MATTERS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CHILD'S HEALTH REPORT

      3. PART 3 INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHILD'S FAMILY AND OTHERS

      4. PART 4 INFORMATION RELATING TO THE HEALTH OF THE CHILD'S NATURAL PARENTS AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED TO THE CAFCASS OR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. PART 1 OFFENCES SPECIFIED FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGULATION 23(3)(b)

      2. PART 2 REPEALED STATUTORY OFFENCES

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      1. PART 1 INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE ADOPTER

      2. PART 2 REPORT ON THE HEALTH OF THE PROSPECTIVE ADOPTER

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ADOPTION PLACEMENT PLAN

  11. Explanatory Note

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