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The Local Authority Adoption Service (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Regulation 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

1.  The aims and objectives of the local authority in relation to the adoption service, including cases involving intercountry adoption.

2.  The arrangements that the local authority has put in place to assess and make provision for adoption support services.

3.  The name and address of the manager.

4.  The relevant qualifications and experience of the manager.

5.  The number, relevant qualifications and experience of the staff employed by the authority for the purposes of the authority’s adoption service.

6.  The organisational structure of the adoption service.

7.  The system in place to monitor and evaluate the provision of services to ensure that the services provided by the authority are effective and the quality of the adoption service is of an appropriate standard.

8.  The procedures for recruiting, preparing, assessing, approving and supporting prospective adoptive parents.

9.  Details of the adoption support service advisor and the procedures for the assessment for and provision of adoption support services.

10.  A summary of the complaints procedures established in accordance with the Representations Procedure (Children) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (1), the Social Services Complaints Procedure (Wales) Regulations 2005 (2) and section 114 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003(3).

11.  The address and telephone number of the appropriate office of the National Assembly.

Regulation 4(1)

SCHEDULE 2INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CHILDREN'S GUIDE

1.  A summary of the statement of purpose

2.  A summary of the procedures where adoption is identified as the appropriate plan for the child.

3.  Information about the role of the adoption support services advisor and a summary of the procedures for seeking an assessment for the provision of adoption support services.

4.  A summary of the complaints procedures established in accordance with section 26 of the Children Act 1989, the Local Authority Social Services (Complaints Procedure) Order 1990 and section 114 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

5.  Details of how a child may have access to the services of an advocate who is independent of the authority to assist the child in bringing a complaint or making a representation under the complaints procedures referred to in paragraph 4.

6.  The address and telephone number of the appropriate office of the National Assembly.

7.  The name, address and telephone number of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

Regulation 11(2)(c)

SCHEDULE 3INFORMATION REQUIRED IN RESPECT OF PERSONS SEEKING TO MANAGE OR WORK FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ADOPTION SERVICE

1.  Proof of identity including a recent photograph.

2.  Either—

(a)where the position involves regularly caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of persons aged 18 or under, an enhanced certificate issued under section 113B of that Act in respect of which less than three years have elapsed since it was issued; or

(b)in any other case, a criminal record certificate issued under section 113A of the Police Act 1997 in respect of which less than three years have elapsed since it was issued.

3.  A minimum of two written references, including a reference from the person’s most recent employer, if any.

4.  Where a person has previously worked in a position whose duties included work with children or vulnerable adults, so far as reasonably practicable verification of the reason why the employment or position ended.

5.  Documentary evidence of any relevant qualification.

6.  A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Regulation 20(1)

SCHEDULE 4RECORDS TO BE KEPT IN RELATION TO EACH PERSON WORKING FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ADOPTION SERVICE

A record including in respect of each persons working for the local authority—

1.  Full name.

2.  Sex.

3.  Date of birth.

4.  Home address.

5.  Criminal Records Bureau checks (where appropriate), to be updated every three years and satisfactory.

6.  Written references and confirmation of them having been checked by phone.

7.  A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment,

8.  Qualifications relevant to, and experience of work involving children.

9.  The dates on which he or she commences and ceases to be so employed.

10.  Whether he or she is employed by the local authority under a contract of service or a contract for services, or is employed by someone other than the authority.

11.  His or her job description and whether he or she works full-time or part-time and the number of hours for which he or she is employed by or contracted to work for, the authority’s adoption service each week.

12.  Training undertaken by him or her, supervision, appraisal, disciplinary action (if any) taken against him or her and the outcome of that action, records of complaints (if any) made against or concerning him or her and the outcome of that complaint and any other records in relation to his or her employment.

regulation 26(1)

SCHEDULE 5NOTIFIABLE EVENTS

Column 1Column 2
Event:To be notified to:
Appropriate office of the National AssemblyLocal authority for the area in which the child is placed for adoption
Death of a child placed with prospective adopters where an adoption order has yet to be madeYesYes
Referral to the Secretary of State pursuant to section 2(1)(a) of the Protection of Children Act 1999 of an individual working for a adoption serviceYes

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