Adoption Act 2010

117.

Annual report.

117.— (1) Not later than 30 June in each year, the Authority shall prepare and adopt an annual report in relation to the performance of the Authority’s functions during the immediately preceding calendar year.

(2) An annual report shall include—

( a) a statement of the activities undertaken by the Authority,

( b) a report on the implementation of the Authority’s corporate plan approved under section 108 ,

( c) a report on the implementation of the Authority’s business plan submitted to the Minister under section 110 ,

( d) a report on the Authority’s arrangements for implementing and maintaining adherence to its code of governance,

( e) other particulars that the Authority considers appropriate or as the Minister may specify, including but not limited to financial statements,

( f) the number of applications for adoption and the decisions of the Authority thereon,

( g) the names of the accredited bodies concerned in the applications,

( h) the number of applications for registration of accredited bodies and the decisions of the Authority thereon, and

( i) the name and address—

(i) of each of the accredited bodies entered in the register of accredited bodies, and

(ii) of each of the accredited bodies whose name was removed from the register,

during the immediately preceding year.

(3) As soon as may be, but in any event not later than 21 days after adopting the annual report, the Authority shall submit a copy of the annual report to the Minister.

(4) The Minister shall ensure that copies of the annual report are laid before each House of the Oireachtas within 21 days of the Minister receiving the report.

(5) The Authority shall ensure that the annual report is published—

( a) on the Internet, and

( b) in accordance with any other arrangements that the Minister may specify,

as soon as practicable after copies of the report are laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.