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The Adoption Support Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Statement of purpose and children’s guide

3.—(1) The registered person must compile in relation to the agency a written statement (in these Regulations referred to as “the statement of purpose”) which must consist of a statement as to the matters listed in Schedule 1.

(2) The registered person must provide a copy of the statement of purpose to the registration authority.

(3) The registered person must make a copy of the statement of purpose available, upon request for inspection by —

(a)any person working for the purposes of the agency;

(b)any person receiving adoption support services from the agency or acting on behalf of a child receiving such services from the agency;

(c)any person making enquiries about receiving adoption support services from the agency on his or her own or a child’s behalf;

(d)any local authority.

(4) The registered person in relation to an agency which provides adoption support services to children must produce a written guide to the agency (in these Regulations referred to as “the children’s guide”) which must include —

(a)a summary of the agency’s statement of purpose;

(b)a summary of the complaints procedure established under regulation 19(1); and

(c)the address and telephone number of the registration authority.

(5) The children’s guide must be produced in a form appropriate to the age, understanding and communication needs of the children to whom the agency provides adoption support services.

(6) The registered person must provide a copy of the children’s guide to the registration authority, to any adult acting on behalf of a child to whom the agency provides adoption support services and (subject to his or her age and understanding) to each such child.

(7) Subject to paragraph (8), the registered person must ensure that the agency is at all times conducted in a manner that is consistent with its statement of purpose.

(8) Nothing in paragraph (7) shall require or authorise the registered person to contravene, or not comply with —

(a)any other provision of these Regulations; or

(b)any conditions for the time being in force in relation to the registration of the registered provider under Part 2 of the 2000 Act.

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