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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 57: Disclosure of other information

Section 57 provides for the disclosure of information held under section 55 which is not defined as protected information. Subsection (2) enables an agency to disclose this information to any person for the purposes of its functions. This could, for example, be background information about the child's progress to be disclosed to his birth family, without disclosing the child’s new identity or whereabouts. Subsection (3) provides that an adoption agency must disclose prescribed information to a prescribed person in prescribed circumstances.

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