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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 147: Supply of information for the register

Section 147 deals with the supply of information to the Department or the registration organisation for entry in the Register. Regulations will set out the type of information which must be passed by adoption agencies to the Department or the registration organisation for inclusion in the Register (subsection (1)), and the prescribed form and manner in which that information must be given (subsection (2)). Subsection (3) provides that regulations will make provision enabling adoption agencies to enter prescribed information in the register and regulations will prescribe the form and manner in which this information is to be entered (subsection (4)). Subsection (5) provides that the regulations may require adoption agencies to pay a fee to the Department or the registration organisation in respect of information to be entered on the Register. Such a fee would contribute towards the administrative costs of placing information on the Register and would not include any element of profit. Subsection (6) clarifies that these requirements are subject to the parties to whom the information relates consenting to inclusion of the information on the Register. Where the information relates to a child, the regulations will set out who may consent to the sharing of the information on the child's behalf.

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