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

The Regulations provide that an authority must compile and maintain a record for each foster parent it has approved or placed a child with.

The Regulations

The authority must also maintain a record for each prospective foster parent it has not approved.

These records must be kept for at least 10 years from the date on which the approval is terminated, or until the person’s death, if earlier.

The Regulations also contain a requirement to ensure that the information is treated as confidential, subject to any statutory provision or court order under which the information may be given.

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