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The Regulated Adoption Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2019

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31.—(1) The service provider must notify the service regulator of the events specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3.

(2) In the case of a service provided by an adoption society, the service provider must notify—

(a)the Local Health Board, or clinical commissioning group and the National Health Service Commissioning Board, of the events specified in Part 2 of Schedule 3;

(b)the placing agency of the event specified in Part 4 of Schedule 3;

(c)the area authority of the events specified in Part 5 of Schedule 3;

(d)the placing authority of the events specified in Part 6 of Schedule 3;

(e)the police of the event specified in Part 9 of Schedule 3.

(3) In the case of a service provided by an adoption support agency or an adoption society which provides adoption support services the service provider must notify—

(a)the Local Health Board, or clinical commissioning group and the National Health Service Commissioning Board, of the event specified in Part 3 of Schedule 3;

(b)the placing authority of the events specified in Part 7 of Schedule 3;

(c)the relevant authority of the event specified in Part 8 of Schedule 3;

(d)the police of the event specified in Part 9 of Schedule 3.

(4) The notifications required by this regulation must include details of the event.

(5) Unless otherwise stated, notifications must be made without delay and in writing.

(6) Notifications must be made in such manner and in such form as may be required by the service regulator.

(7) In this regulation—

(a)“Local Health Board”, “clinical commissioning group” and the “National Health Service Commissioning Board” means the Local Health Board, or the clinical commissioning group and the National Health Service Commissioning Board in whose area the child—

(i)is placed for adoption by the service, or

(ii)who has died or sustained serious accident or injury in the course of receiving adoption support services was living at the time of the incident;

(b)“area authority” means the local authority or local authority in England for the area in which a child is placed, or is to be placed, where this is different from the placing authority;

(c)“placing agency” means the adoption agency that placed the child for adoption with the prospective adopter;

(d)“placing authority” means, in relation to a child who is or was looked after by a local authority or local authority in England, that local authority;

(e)“relevant authority” means the local authority in whose area the service is located and any other local authority on behalf of whom the service is providing adoption support services to that child by virtue of section 3(4)(a) of the 2002 Act.

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