HC Deb 01 April 1968 vol 762 cc139-40
Mr. K. Robinson

I beg to move Amendment No. 28, in page 39, line 44, to leave out 'or'.

Subsection (7) of the Clause requires that an application for registration under Section 1 of the Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act, 1948, should state for each person who is to look after the children and for anyone over the age of 15 who normally lives on the premises whether that person is disqualified under Section 6 of the Children Act, 1958, from taking foster children without the local authority's consent for any of the reasons mentioned in that Section. Section 43 of the Adoption Act, 1958, provides for juvenile courts to order the removal of certain classes of children from unsuitable surroundings.

The Amendment gives effect to a suggestion by the Association of Child Care Officers that subsection (7) of the Clause should be extended to require such orders against the persons mentioned in that subsection to be revealed when an application for registration is made under Section 1 of the 1948 Act. The associations of local health authorities have been consulted about the Amendment, and fully support it.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: No. 29, in line 46, at end insert: 'or (d) an order has been made under section 43 of the Adoption Act 1958 (removal of protected children from unsuitable surroundings) for the removal of a child from his care'.—[Mr. K. Robinson.]

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