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The Foster Placement (Children) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

    2. 2.Scope of Regulations

  3. Part II Approvals and Placements

    1. 3.Approval of foster parents

    2. 4.Reviews and terminations of approval

    3. 5.Placements

    4. 6.Supervision of placements

    5. 7.Termination of placements

    6. 8.Arrangements between authorities and voluntary organisations as to placements

    7. 9.Short-term placements

    8. 10.Placements outside Northern Ireland

    9. 11.Emergency and immediate placements by authorities

  4. Part III Records

    1. 12.Register of foster parents and others with whom a child is placed

    2. 13.Case records for foster parents and others with whom a child is placed

    3. 14.Retention and confidentiality of records

  5. Part IV Authority visits to children placed by Voluntary Organisations

    1. 15.Circumstances necessitating visits by authorities

    2. 16.Requirements in respect of visits

  6. Part V Revocation

    1. 17.Revocation

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Information as to prospective foster parent and other members of his household and family

      1. 1.His age, health (supported by a medical report), personality and...

      2. 2.Particulars of the other adult members of his household.

      3. 3.Particulars of the children in his family, whether or not...

      4. 4.Particulars of his accommodation.

      5. 5.His religious persuasion, the degree of his religious observance and...

      6. 6.His racial origin, his cultural and linguistic background and his...

      7. 7.His past and present employment or occupation, his standard of...

      8. 8.His previous experience of caring for his own and other...

      9. 9.Subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978,...

      10. 10.The outcome of any request or application made by him...

      11. 11.Particulars of any previous approval under regulation 3, or refusal...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Matters and obligations to be covered in foster care agreements

      1. 1.The amount of support and training to be given to...

      2. 2.The procedure for the review of approval of a foster...

      3. 3.The procedure in connection with the placement of foster children,...

      4. 4.To give written notice to the responsible authority forthwith, with...

      5. 5.Not to administer corporal punishment to any child placed with...

      6. 6.To ensure that any information relating to a child placed...

      7. 7.To comply with the terms of any foster placement agreement,...

      8. 8.To notify the responsible authority immediately of any serious illness...

      9. 9.Where regulation 7(1) or (2) applies, to allow the child...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Matters and obligations to be covered in foster placement agreements

      1. 1.The provision by the responsible authority of a statement containing...

      2. 2.The responsible authority’s arrangements for the financial support of the...

      3. 3.Any arrangements for delegation of responsibility for consent to the...

      4. 4.The circumstances in which it is necessary to obtain in...

      5. 5.The arrangements for visits to the child, in connection with...

      6. 6.The arrangements for the child to have contact with his...

      7. 7.Compliance by the foster parent with the terms of the...

      8. 8.Co-operation by the foster parent with any arrangements made by...

  8. Explanatory Note

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