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The Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Regulation 16(1)

PART 3INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHILD'S FAMILY AND OTHERS

Information about each parent of the child (both natural and adoptive) including a father who does not have parental responsibility for the child

1.  Name, gender, date and place of birth and address including the local authority area.

2.  A photograph, if available, and physical description.

3.  Nationality(1).

4.  Racial origin and cultural and linguistic background.

5.  Religious persuasion, if any.

6.  A description of their personality and interests.

Information about the child’s brothers and sisters

7.  Name, gender and date and place of birth.

8.  A photograph, if available, and physical description.

9.  Nationality(2).

10.  Address, if appropriate.

11.  If any brother or sister is under the age of 18—

(a)where and with whom he or she is living;

(b)whether he or she is looked after or is provided with accommodation under section 59(1) of the 1989 Act;

(c)details of any court order made with respect to him or her under the 1989 Act, including the name of the court, the order made, and the date on which the order was made; and

(d)whether he or she is also being considered for adoption.

Information about the child’s other relatives and any other person the agency considers relevant

12.  Name, gender and date and place of birth.

13.  Nationality(3).

14.  Address, if appropriate.

Family history and relationships

15.  Whether the child’s parents were married to each other at the time of the child’s birth (or have subsequently married) and if so, the date and place of marriage and whether they are divorced or separated.

16.  Where the child’s parents were not married to each other at the time of the birth, whether the father has parental responsibility for the child and if so how it was acquired.

17.  If the identity or whereabouts of the child’s father are not known, the information about him that has been ascertained and from whom, and the steps that have been taken to establish paternity.

18.  Where the child’s parents have been previously married or formed a civil partnership, the date of the marriage or, as the case may be, the date and place of registration of the civil partnership.

19.  So far as is possible, a family tree with details of the child’s grandparents, parents and aunts and uncles with their age (or ages at death).

20.  Where it is reasonably practicable, a chronology of each of the child’s parents from birth.

21.  The observations of the child’s parents about their own experiences of being parented and of how this has influenced them.

22.  The past and present relationship of the child’s parents.

23.  Details of the wider family and their role and importance to—

(a)the child’s parents; and

(b)any brothers or sisters of the child.

Other information about each parent of the child and where regulation 14(2) applies, the father

24.  Information about their home and the neighbourhood in which they live.

25.  Details of their educational history.

26.  Details of their employment history.

27.  Information about the parenting capacity of the child’s mother and father, particularly their ability and willingness to parent the child.

28.  Any other relevant information which might assist the adoption panel or the adoption agency.

(1)

No distinction is drawn in this context between the different parts pf the U.K. Back [1]

(2)

No distinction is drawn in this context between the different parts of the U.K.

(3)

See (1) above.

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