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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 40: Reports where child placed by agency

This section provides that the adoption agency which places the child for adoption is responsible for submitting to the court a report on the suitability of the applicants and any other matters relevant to the operation of section 1 and for assisting the court as it may direct. The report should in particular address the matters in the welfare checklist (subsection (1)). Subsection (2) provides that an adoption agency may make arrangements for such functions to be discharged by another adoption agency.

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