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These Directions reduce the timeframe local authorities have to refer details of prospective adoptive children and adopters to the Wales Adoption Register.

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First published:
1 October 2019
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The Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements) (Wales) (Amendment) Directions 2019 , file type: PDF, file size: 118 KB

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These Directions amend the principal Directions which require local authorities to refer:

  • the details of prospective adopters once they are approved; and 
  • the details of children for whom a decision has been made that they should be placed for adoption 

to the Wales Adoption Register within one month, rather than three months as previously.