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STANDARD 29 - Notification of significant events

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(Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)

Underpinning Legislation

The Voluntary Adoption Agencies and the Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003:

The Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005:

 

Outcome

  • All significant events relating to the protection of children are notified to the appropriate authorities.

29.1

The registered provider and the manager of the VAA/registered person of the Adoption support agency has a system in place to notify, within 24 hours, persons and appropriate authorities of the occurrence of significant events in accordance with regulation 19 or regulation 24 . The system includes what to do where a notifiable event arises at the weekend.

29.2

A written record is kept which includes details of the action taken, and the outcome of any action or investigation, following a notifiable event.

29.3

The registered provider and the manager of the VAA/registered person of the Adoption support agency has a system for notification to responsible authorities of any serious concerns about the emotional or mental health of a child, such that a mental health assessment would be requested under the Mental Health Act 1983.

29.4

Following an incident notifiable under regulation 19 or regulation 24, the registered provider and the manager of the VAA/registered person of the Adoption support agency contacts the responsible authority to discuss any further action that may need to be taken.


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