The Adoption Support Agencies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Cited as:SI 2010/465
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved

2010No. 465

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS, ENGLAND

The Adoption Support Agencies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

25thFebruary2010

3rdMarch2010

1stApril2010

The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3(4)(b), 8(2)(f) and 140(7) and (8) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002( 1):

Citation, commencement and application

1.-(1)These Regulations may be cited as the Adoption Support Agencies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 and come into force on 1st April 2010.

(2)These Regulations apply in relation to England only.

Amendment of the Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005

2.In regulation 4 (exceptions) of the Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005( 2), insert after paragraph (3)-

"(4)An undertaking is not an adoption support agency( 3) if the undertaking is carried on by an individual who only provides adoption support services (otherwise than in a partnership with others) under a contract for services with either- (a) an agency( 4) in respect of which a person is registered under Part 2 of the 2000 Act as the person carrying on the agency, or(b) an adoption agency( 5).".

Amendment of the Adoption Support Services Regulations 2005

3.In regulation 5 of the Adoption Support Services Regulations 2005( 6) insert after paragraph (1) (b)-

"(bb) an individual falling within regulation 4(4) of the Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005.".

Delyth Morgan

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Children, Schools and Families

25th February 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations provide for an exception from the definition of an adoption support agency in section 8 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 ("the 2002 Act').

It is an offence for any person who carries on an adoption support agency to fail to register in respect of such an agency under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000. Regulation 2 of these Regulations amends the Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005 to provide that an undertaking is not an adoption support agency if that undertaking is carried on by an individual who only provides adoption support...

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