Adoption - appointment of officer of the Service Duty

Where a local authority is an adoption agency must-

Where the parent or guardian of the child resides in England and Wales and is prepared to consent to the placement of the child for adoption under section 19 of the Act and, as the case may be, to consent to the making of a future adoption order under section 20 of the Act, the adoption agency must request the CAFCASS to appoint an officer of the Service or, where the child is normally resident in Wales, the National Assembly for Wales to appoint a Welsh family proceedings officer for the purposes of the signification by that officer of the consent to placement or to adoption by that parent or guardian and send with that request the information specified in Schedule 2.
15 Jun 2020
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