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The Local Authority Adoption Service (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Requirement to open a child’s case record

6.—(1) Each local authority must set up a case record (“the child’s case record”) in respect of each child and place on it —

(a)any information and reports obtained by the local authority in respect of the child;

(b)the child’s permanence report;

(c)any written record of any proceedings of an adoption panel under regulation 18 of the 2005 Adoption Agencies Regulations, its recommendation as to whether or not a child should be placed for adoption and the reasons for its recommendation and any advice given by the panel to an adoption agency;

(d)any record of an adoption agency’s decision and any notification of that decision under regulation 19 of the 2005 Adoption Agencies Regulations;

(e)details of any consent by a parent or guardian of a child to placement for adoption under section 19 of the 2002 Act (placing children with parental consent);

(f)details of any consent by a parent or guardian of a child to the making of a future adoption order under section 20 of the 2002 Act (advance consent to adoption);

(g)any form or notice withdrawing consent under section 19 or 20 of the 2002 Act or notice given under section 20(4)(a) or (b) of the 2002 Act;

(h)a copy of any placement order in respect of the child; and

(i)any other documents or information obtained by the local authority which it considers should be included in the case record.

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