pdf Arrangements for Placement of Children (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, govern the arrangements for children to be placed by Health and Social Services Trusts and voluntary organisations in foster care and in residential children's homes.

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LEG 98 Children (1995 Order) (Amendment) (Children's Services Planning) Order (NI) 1998.pdf

These regulations, which came into operation on 14 September 1998, insert a new paragraph in Schedule 2  to the Children Order.  The effect of the amendment is to require every Health and Social Services (HSS) Board to preparte and publish a Children's Services Plan for its area. In preparing and updating its plans, an HSS Board must consult with a range of other organisations and bodies.

pdf Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

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LEG 02 Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002.pdf

This Act makes substantial amendments to Part IV of the Children (Northern Ireland ) Order 1995 in respect of children and young people formerly looked after by Health and Social Services Trusts.  It inserts a new Article 34A in the Children Order to restate Trusts' duties towards certain young people aged 16 and over whom they have looked after for a prescribed period ('eligible children').
 
It inserts new Articles 34B to 34F which impose new duties on Trusts to assess and meet the needs of certain categories of young people aged 16 to 18 formerly in their care ('relevant children').  The Trust must also keep in touch with these young people, appoint a personal advisor for them and prepare a pathway plan for them.  Under Article 34D, the Trust has continuing duties towards those care leavers who are aged 18 and over ('former relevant children') including a duty to provide assistance with employment, education and training.
 
The Act also replaces Articles 35 and 36 with new Articles 35 and 35A to 35D, which restate the powers and duties of Trusts in respect of all young people leaving the care of Trusts or other establishments.

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LEG 05 Children (Leaving Care) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 1 September 2005, make provision about support for children and young people aged 16 and over who are, or have been, looked after by a Health and Social Services Trust.

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LEG 96 Children (Parental Responsibility Agreement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

A parental responsibility agreement shall be in the form set out in the Schedule.

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This paper has been written for the House of Commons Second Reading debate on the Children and Families Bill [Bill 131] on 25 February 2013. The Bill seeks to reform legislation relating to adoption and children in care; aspects of the family justice system; children and young people with special educational needs; the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England; statutory rights to leave and pay for parents and adopters; time off work for ante-natal care; and the right to request flexible working.

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pdf Contact with Children Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Contact with children regs (NI) 1996.pdf

These Regulations provide for the steps to be taken by an authority which has refused to allow contact between a child in care and his parents and others specified in Article 53(1) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (“the Order”), which include notifying those persons and anyone else whose wishes and feelings the authority considers to be relevant (regulation 2).

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LEG 96 Contact with Children Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, set out the steps to be taken by a Health and Social Services Trust where it refuses to allow contact with a child in care.  The Regulations require a Trust to notify parents and any others entitled to have contact with a child in care of a decision to refuse contact. Where appropriate, the notification should include the reasons for the desicion, its duration and the remedies available in the case of dissatisfaction.

pdf Definition of Independent Visitors (Children) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Definition of Independent Visitors (Children) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, set out the circumstances in which a person appointed as an independent visitor is to be regarded as independent of the Health and Social Services Trust appointing him or her.
 
An independent visitor may be appointed to visit, advise and befriend a child who has had little contact with his or her parents.

pdf Emergency Protection Order (Transfer of Responsibilities) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Emergency Protection Order (Transfer of Responsibilities) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, enable an Health and Social Services Trust to take over an emergency protection order which was obtained by another Trust.  Before doing so, the Trust seeking to take over the order must consider the matters listed in regulation 3 of the Regulations.

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LEG 01 Family Law Act (NI) 2001.pdf

This Act makes further provision for the acquisition of parental responsibility under Article 7 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995; and provides certain presumptions of parentage and for tests to determine parentage.

pdf Guardians Ad Litem (Panel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Guardians Ad Litem (Panel) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 1 May 1996, provide for the establishment of a panel of guardians ad litem.
 
A guardian ad litem (GAL) is an independent person appointed by the court to represent a child's interests in court proceedings.  GALs are appointed by the courts in nearly all public law cases under the Children Order.  They are drawn from a panel of suitably qualified and trained persons and managed by the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency which was specifically created for this purpose.

default Magistrates Courts (Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Magistrates Courts (Children (NI) Order 1995) Rules (NI) 1996.pdf

These Rules, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, make provision for applications to a magistrates' court (including a family proceedings court) under the Children Order.

pdf Placement of Children with Parents Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Arrangements for Placement of Children (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, place duties on Health and Social Services Trusts making arrangements for children in their care to live with their parents or others persons who had parental responsibility for them or a residence order, before a care order or interim care order was made by the courts.

pdf Refuges (Children's Homes and Foster Placements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Refuges (Children's Homes and Foster Placements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into force on 4 November 1996, make provision with respect to those premises (voluntary or private children's homes and foster carers) which are used as refuges.  They lay down strict procedures which must be followed by those running refuges.

pdf Representations Procedure (Children) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Representations Procedure (Children) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, set out the procedures to be used by Health and Social Services Trusts in dealing with complaints and representations about the way they are carrying out their functions under Part IV of the Children Order (services to support children and their families).
 

pdf Review of Children's Cases Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Review of Children's Cases Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, govern the way in which the Health and Social Services Trusts and voluntary organisations are to review cases of children they are looking after.  The Regulations deal with the conduct and frequency of reviews.

pdf The Arrangements for Placement of Children (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Arrangements for placement of children Regs NI 199.pdf

These Regulations make provision for the arrangements for placement of children by authorities, voluntary organisations and persons carrying on registered children’s homes. These placements are with foster parents, in homes provided by authorities, in voluntary children’s homes or registered children’s homes and under other arrangements.

pdf The Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 The Children (Private Arrs for Fostering) Regs .pdf

These Regulations provide for the arrangements for fostering children privately and supplement the provisions contained in Part X of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (“the Order”). The Regulations make provision for the matters as to which an authority is required to satisfy itself regarding the welfare of privately fostered children (regulation 2); for the occasions on which an officer of the authority is to visit privately fostered children (regulation 3); as to notifications by prospective and actual foster parents (regulation 4) and by former foster parents (regulation 5); and as to other notifications (regulation 6) and to the form of notifications (regulation 7). Failure to comply with the provisions for notification may be an offence under Article 117(1)(a) of the Order. Articles 108(2) and 112(1) and (2) of the Order are the enabling provisions under which these Regulations are made. They were brought into operation on 18th July 1996 by virtue of Article 2(1) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Children (1995 Order) (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. 1996 No. 297 (C. 17)).