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The Local Authority Adoption Service (Wales) Regulations 2007

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“adoption agency” (“asiantaeth fabwysiadu”) has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002;

“adoption panel” (“panel mabwysiadu”) means a panel established in accordance with regulation 3 of the Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005(1)

“adoption service” (“gwasanaeth mabwysiadu”) means the discharge by a local authority of relevant adoption functions within the meaning of section 43(3)(a) of the Care Standards Act 2000;

“adoption support services advisor” (“cynghorydd gwasanaethau cymorth mabwsyiadu”) means the person appointed pursuant to regulation 6 of the Adoption Support Services (Local Authorities) (Wales) Regulations 2005(2).

“appropriate office” (“swyddfa briodol”) means in relation to a local authority adoption service—

(a)

if an office controlled by the National Assembly has been specified by it as the appropriate office in relation to that local authority, that office;

(b)

in any other case, any office of the National Assembly;

“child’s case record” (“cofnod achos plentyn”) has the meaning given to it in regulation 6;

“children’s guide” (“arweiniad plant”) means the written guide produced in accordance with regulation 4;

“guardian” (“gwarcheidwad”) has the meaning given to it in section 5 of the Children Act 1989;

“Local Safeguarding Children Board” means the board established under s31 of the Children Act 2004;

“manager” (“rheolwr”) is to be construed in accordance with regulation 10;

“National Assembly” (“Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”) means the National Assembly for Wales;

“social worker” (“gweithiwr cymdeithasol”) means a person who is registered in the register for social workers maintained in accordance with section 56 of the 2000 Act;

“statement of purpose” (“datganiad o ddiben”) means the written statement compiled in accordance with regulation 3(1);

“the 2000 Act” (“Deddf 2000”) means the Care Standards Act 2000(3);

“the 2002 Act” (“Deddf 2002”)means the Adoption and Children Act 2002(4);

“the 2005 Adoption Agencies Regulations” (“Rheoliadau Asiantaethau Mabwysiadu 2005”) means the Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005(5)

“working days” (“dyddiau gwaith”) means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday within the meaning of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(6)

(2) In these Regulations, a reference—

(a)to a numbered regulation or Schedule is to the regulation in, or Schedule to, these Regulations bearing that number;

(b)in a regulation or Schedule to a numbered paragraph, is to the paragraph in that regulation or Schedule bearing that number;

(c)in a paragraph to a lettered or numbered sub-paragraph is to the sub-paragraph in that paragraph bearing that letter or number.

(3) in these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears, references to employing a person include—

(a)employing a person whether or not for payment;

(b)employing a person under a contract of service or a contract for services; and

(c)allowing a person to work as a volunteer;

and references to an employee or to a person being employed are to be construed accordingly.

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