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Adoption - police checks Duty

uri
http://id.esd.org.uk/duty/3518
description
In respect of the prospective adopter and any other member of the prospective adopter’s household who is aged 18 or over, the adoption agency must obtain an enhanced criminal record certificate issued under section 113B of the Police Act 1997(6) which includes suitability information relating to children (within the meaning of section 113BA(2) of that Act).

An adoption agency may not consider a person suitable to adopt a child if that person or any member of that person’s household aged 18 or over—
(a)has been convicted of a specified offence committed at the age of 18 or over; or
(b)has been cautioned by a constable in respect of any such offence which, at the time the caution was given, was admitted.
modified
22 May 2020
status
Draft
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