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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 12 March 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Children and Families Bill Committee 29-42

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Children and Families Bill

 

Duty to assess young carers’ needs for support

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Annette Brooke

 

NC15

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Where it appears to a local authority that a child within their area may provide or

 

be about to provide care to an adult or a child who is disabled, and may be taken

 

to be a child in need under section 17(10) of the Children Act 1989, the authority

 

must assess—

 

(a)    

whether the child does have needs for support (or is likely to do so in the

 

future), and

 

(b)    

if the child does, what those needs are (or are likely to be in the future).

 

(2)    

A local authority, in carrying out an assessment under subsection (1), must

 

consider whether, with a view to safeguarding and promoting the child’s

 

welfare—

 

(a)    

the adult may need to be assessed for care and support need,

 

(b)    

the adult is an “adult needing care”,

 

(c)    

the disabled child may need to be assessed for care and support needs.

 

(3)    

For the purpose of this section a child shall be taken to be in need if—

 

(a)    

he is unlikely to achieve or maintain, or have the opportunity of achieving

 

or maintaining a reasonable standard of health or development without

 

the provision for him of services by a local authority,

 

(b)    

his health or development is likely to be significantly impaired, or further

 

impaired, without provision for him of such services, or

 

(c)    

he is disabled.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 12 March 2013                  

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

(4)    

A child who “may provide care” is a child who may provide or be about to

 

provide care for an adult (an “adult needing care”) or a child who is a child in

 

need.

 

(5)    

“Child in need” means a child for whom, or for whose family or for a member of

 

whose family, services are being provided under section 17 of the Children Act

 

1989 (services for children in need, their families and others).

 

(6)    

“Adult” means an “adult needing care”.’.

 


 
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