1. Accreditation shall only be granted to and maintained by a body of persons (corporate or unincorporate) that¡X
(a) is a charitable institution exempted from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112); and
(b) demonstrates its competence to carry out properly tasks related to local adoption services, having regard to¡X
(i) its experience in adoption services or child welfare services; and
(ii) its financial status and its resources (financial or otherwise) that may be made available for providing local adoption services.
2. An accredited body¡X
(a) shall ensure that its local adoption services are undertaken by a team of staff designated by it for such services, and directed by persons qualified by their ethical standards and by training or experience to work in the field of local adoption;
(b) shall ensure that the team so designated includes registered social workers (as defined in the Social Workers Registration Ordinance (Cap 505)), and that only those registered social workers may undertake home assessment and placement tasks for adoption; and
(c) shall establish effective internal procedures to supervise its operation related to local adoption.