Child Care Act, 1991

Provision of services by voluntary bodies and other persons.

9.—(1) A health board may, subject to any general directions given by the Minister and on such terms or conditions as it sees fit, make arrangements with voluntary bodies or other persons for the provision by those bodies or other persons on behalf of the health board of child care and family support services which the board is empowered to provide under this Act.

(2) Nothing in this section shall empower a health board to delegate to a voluntary body or any other person the duty conferred on it under section 4 to receive certain children into care or the power to apply for an order under Part III , IV or VI .