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PART 1GENERAL

Title, commencement and application

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Access to Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005 and come into force on 30 December 2005.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations —

the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Adoption and Children Act 2002;

“the Adoption Agencies Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau Asiantaethau Mabsysiadu”) means the Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005(1);

“adopters” (“mabwysiadwyr”) in the case of an adoption by one person means that person;

“birth parent” (“rhiant geni”) in relation to an adopted person means a person who, but for the adoption, would be his or her parent;

“birth relative” (“perthynas geni”) in relation to an adopted person means a person who, but for the adoption, would be related to him or her by blood (including half blood) or marriage;

CAFCASS” (“CAFCASS”) means the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service(2);

“registered adoption support agency” (“asiantaeth cefnogi mabwysiadu gofrestredig”) means an adoption support agency in respect of which a person is registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000(3);

“section 56 information” (“gwybodaeth adran 56”) means information prescribed by regulation 3;

“the registration authority” (“yr awdurdod cofrestru”) means the National Assembly for Wales;

“Welsh family proceedings officer” (“swyddog achosion teuluol ar gyfer Cymru”) has the meaning given in section 35(4) of the Children Act 2004(4).

(2)

See section 11 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 c. 43.