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The Children’s Homes Amendment (Wales) Regulations 2001

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Children’s Homes Amendment (Wales) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 28th February 2001.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Children Act 1989.

(3) These Regulations apply to Wales.

Amendment of the Children’s Homes Regulations 1991

2.—(1) The Children’s Homes Regulations 1991 (1) shall be amended by inserting after regulation 3A, the following regulation—

Exemption from registration as a children’s home

3B.(1) Subject to section 63(12) and Schedule 7 to the Act (Foster parents: limits on number of foster children), any home in which a child is cared for and accommodated by a person who—

(a)is a local authority foster parent in relation to the child; or

(b)is a foster parent with whom the child has been placed by a voluntary organisation; or

(c)fosters the child privately,

is so far as the provision of care and accommodation for that child is concerned, exempt from the definition of a “children’s home” in section 63(3) of the Act.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (2).

D. Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

23rd January 2001

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