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The Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 1802 (W. 257)

Children And Young Persons, Wales

The Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Made

16 October 2015

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

20 October 2015

Coming into force

10 November 2015

The Welsh Ministers in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(6), 9(1), 98(1), (1A), (2) and (3) and 144(2) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002(1)(2), make the following Regulations.

The Secretary of State has approved the making of these Regulations in so far as the Secretary of State’s approval is required by section 98(6) of that Act(3).

(1)

2002 c. 38. Section 1 of the Children and Families Act 2014 inserted subsection (1A) into section 98 of the 2002 Act so that regulations made by the Welsh Ministers can make provision to facilitate contact between persons with a prescribed relationship to a person adopted before 30 December 2005 and the adopted person’s birth relatives.

(2)

The power conferred on the National Assembly for Wales to make regulations under the 2002 Act transferred to the Welsh Ministers by virtue of paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).

(3)

Section 98(6) of the 2002 Act provides that provision made in regulations authorising the Registrar General to disclose information or to charge prescribed fees requires the approval of the Secretary of State. The approval function of the Chancellor of the Exchequer under section 98(6) of the 2002 Act transferred to the Secretary of State by virtue of S.I. 2008/678.

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