The adoption panel must consider the proposed placement referred to it by the adoption agency and make a recommendation to the agency as to whether the child should be placed for adoption with that particular prospective adopter. In considering what recommendation to make the adoption panel shall have regard to the duties imposed on the adoption agency under section 1(2), (4) and (5) of the Act.
The adoption panel must consider proposals for adoption support services for the adoptive family, contact arrangements and any restrictions on parental responsibility.
The panel, where recommending the placement, may give advice to the agency on any of the above matters.
The panel should only make a recommendation where conditions proscribed in these regulations are met.