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18 JUN 2014

The Adoption Support Services (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/1563)

The Adoption Support Services (Amendment) Regulations 2014 were published on 18 June 2014

These Regulations make provision about the duty of a local authority to provide information about adoption support services and come into force on 25th July 2014.

Regulation 4 inserts new regulations 2A and 2B into the Adoption Support Services Regulations 2005 (‘the 2005 Regulations’).

Regulation 2A prescribes for the purposes of section 4B(2)(d) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (‘the Act’), the information that a local authority must provide. Regulation 2A(2) sets out the information that must be provided to any person mentioned in section 4B(1) of the Act and regulation 2A(2) to any person mentioned in sections 4B(1)(a) and (b) of the Act.

Regulation 2B sets out the circumstances in which a local authority is not required to provide information. Where a person requests information about a particular adoption support service the local authority may, after having ascertained whether that person would like any of the other information, only provide information about that particular service.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

The Adoption Support Services (Amendment) Regulations 2014 is available to download here.

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