(1) For the purposes of assessing a prospective guardian's suitability to be a guardian, a supervising person may, with the consent of the prospective guardian--(a) enter and inspect the residential premises of the prospective guardian where a child or young person is intended to reside, and(b) inspect a document or thing on the premises, and(c) interview the prospective guardian, and(d) interview any other person on the premises.
(2) An assessment of a prospective guardian's suitability extends to the assessment of persons residing on the same property as the prospective guardian for 3 weeks or more.
(3) In this section--
"reside on a property" has the same meaning as in the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 .
"supervising person" means--(a) the Secretary, or(b) if the prospective guardian is an authorised carer--an officer or employee of the designated agency that--(i) authorised the prospective guardian as an authorised carer, or(ii) has supervisory responsibility for a child or young person in the care of the authorised carer.