Care Standards Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 4
 
  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS
 
Fostering agencies
     1. The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that, if prescribed requirements are satisfied, section 10 shall apply, during the prescribed period, to a person running a fostering agency who has made an application for registration under section 11(1) as if that person were unconditionally registered under Part II of this Act.
 
 
Voluntary adoption agencies
     2. - (1) Where an approval granted to a body, before the commencement of section 12, under section 3 of the Adoption Act 1976 (approval of adoption societies) is operative at that commencement, Part II of this Act shall, if prescribed requirements are satisfied, have effect after that commencement as if any person carrying on or managing the body were registered under that Part in respect of it, either-
 
 
    (a) unconditionally; or
 
    (b) subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
      (2) Any application made to the Secretary of State before the commencement of section 11 for approval under section 3 of the Adoption Act 1976 shall be treated after that commencement as an application made under section 11(1) to the Commission for registration under Part II of this Act.
 
      (3) The Secretary of State may by order make such further transitional provision in relation to the repeal by this Act of provisions of the Adoption Act 1976 as he considers appropriate.
 
 
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