Adoption Act 2010

Chapter 3

Appeals Respecting Registration of Accredited Bodies

135.

Appeals from decisions relating to registration.

135.— (1) Any body of persons may appeal to the District Court against a decision of the Authority under section 132 , in respect of an activity—

( a) to refuse to register in the register of accredited bodies that body of persons,

( b) to refuse to renew the registration of that body of persons in the register of accredited bodies,

( c) to amend the registration of that body of persons in the register of accredited bodies, or

( d) to cancel the registration of that body of persons in the register of accredited bodies,

in respect of that activity.

(2) The appeal shall be brought not later than 21 days after the body of persons concerned receives written notice of the decision and notice of the appeal shall be given by that body of persons to the Authority.

(3) After hearing the appeal, the District Court may—

( a) confirm the decision under appeal, or

( b) direct the Authority, as may be appropriate, in respect of the activity concerned—

(i) to register the body of persons in the register of accredited bodies,

(ii) to renew the registration of the body of persons,

(iii) to withdraw the amendment of the registration, or

(iv) to restore the cancelled registration.

(4) A decision of the District Court under this section on a matter of fact is final.

(5) The Authority is entitled—

( a) to be given notice of an appeal under this section, and

( b) to appear, be heard and adduce evidence at the hearing of the appeal.