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Notices of Amendments


given on


Tuesday 12 March 2013


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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




To move the following Clause:—



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—



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


future), and



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



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


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





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



the adult is an “adult needing care”,



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



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



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,



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


impaired, without provision for him of such services, or



he is disabled.


Notices of Amendments: 12 March 2013                  



Children and Families Bill, continued



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





“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).



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



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