Adoption Act 2010

132.

Duty to notify of registration decisions.

132.— (1) Where the Authority proposes in respect of an activity to—

( a) refuse to register an applicant in the register of accredited bodies,

( b) refuse to renew the registration of an accredited body,

( c) amend the registration of an accredited body, or

( d) cancel the registration of an accredited body,

in respect of that activity, the Authority shall give written notice to the applicant or the accredited body concerned of the proposal and of the reasons for it.

(2) The notice of the Authority’s proposal shall include a statement that the applicant or accredited body concerned may make representations in writing to the Authority within 21 days of receiving the notice.

(3) The Authority—

( a) before any decision on a proposal of which notice is given under subsection (1) , shall take into consideration any representations made to the Authority by the applicant or accredited body concerned within the 21 days referred to in subsection (2) , and

( b) on carrying out the proposal, shall give written notice to the applicant or accredited body of the Authority’s decision and of the reasons for the decision.

(4) The notice of the Authority’s decision shall include a statement that the applicant or accredited body concerned may appeal the decision to the District Court within 21 days of receiving the notice.