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The Local Authority Adoption Service (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Statement of purpose

3.—(1) Each local authority must compile in relation to the adoption service 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 authority must supply a copy of the statement of purpose to the National Assembly and must make a copy of it available, upon request, for inspection by—

(a)children who may be adopted, their parents and guardians;

(b)persons wishing to adopt a child;

(c)adopted persons, their parents, natural parents and former guardians;

(d)persons who are seeking an assessment of their needs for the provision of adoption support services by the authority;

(e)every person working for the purposes of the adoption service.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), the authority must ensure that their adoption service is at all times conducted in a manner which is consistent with its statement of purpose.

(4) Nothing in paragraph (3) requires or authorises the authority to contravene, or not to comply with any other provision of these Regulations.

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