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Adoption and Care Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

The Adoption and Care Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018, which come into force on 5 March 2018, make provision for the disclosure of certain information by an adoption agency to another adoption agency.

Regulation 2 amends the Disclosure of Adoption Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005 to enable an adoption agency to share any information kept about a person's adoption in accordance with section 56(1)(a) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 with another adoption agency as it thinks fit for purposes related to its functions or the receiving agency's functions as an adoption agency.

Regulation 3 amends the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 to enable the local authority looking after a child to disclose that child's case record to an adoption agency when it considers such a disclosure to be in the interests of the child. 

For the 2018 Regulations, click here.