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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 4 February 2019 to date (accessed 20 February 2020 at 19:45)
Part 2 Accreditation of adoption service providers
12 Accreditation and review of adoption service providers
(1) A charitable or non-profit organisation may apply to the Children’s Guardian for accreditation as an adoption service provider that may provide adoption services specified by the Children’s Guardian.(2) The Children’s Guardian is to monitor the carrying out of the responsibilities with respect to the provision of adoption services under this Act and the regulations of the Secretary and accredited adoption service providers.
13 Accreditation criteria
(1) On the recommendation of the Children’s Guardian, the Minister may, from time to time by order published in the Gazette, approve standards and other criteria for use in determining:(a) whether to grant an application for accreditation as an accredited adoption service provider, and(b) the period for which accreditation is to be granted.(2) Standards and criteria may be approved under subsection (1) in respect of a class or classes of applicants.(3) Without limiting subsection (1), the criteria approved under that subsection are to be integrated, to the greatest extent practicable, with the criteria for accreditation of a designated agency under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.(4) Failure to comply with subsection (3) does not affect the validity of any decision of the Children’s Guardian to accredit or not to accredit an applicant.