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