These regulations are made under sections 3, 9, 11 and 44 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
These regulations only apply to England. They: make provision about the local authority to whom notice of intention to adopt is to be given under section 44 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002; require CRB checks to be obtained as part of an investigation into suitability to adopt; regulate the fees that may be charged by local authorities for intercountry adoption services.
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