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Notices of Amendments


given on


Tuesday 16 April 2013


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Children and Families Bill Committee 241-302


Public Bill Committee


Children and Families Bill


Information sharing about live births


Mrs Sharon Hodgson


Lisa Nandy


Andrea Leadsom




To move the following Clause:—



NHS trusts should make arrangements to share with local authorities records of


live births to parents resident in their area, to be used by the local authority for the


purposes of identifying and contacting new families through children’s centres


and any other early years outreach services it may operate.



The Secretary of State must, within a period of six months of Royal Assent to this


Act, bring forward regulations placing consequential requirements on trusts and


local authorities in exercising their duty under subsection (1), including, but not


limited to—



the format of arrangements made;



the safeguarding of information;



the circumstances in which it would not be appropriate for a trust to


provide information to local authorities;



the regularity of data transfers;



timescales within which a local authority must contact new families


made known to it; and



any further requirements the Secretary of State deems necessary.’.


As an Amendment to Mrs Sharon Hodgson’s proposed New Clause (Information


sharing about live births) (NC18):—


Notices of Amendments: 16 April 2013                  



Children and Families Bill, continued


Andrea Leadsom




Line  16,  at end add—



Local authorities must establish a pilot scheme to trial the registration of births


within children’s centres, and evaluate the effectiveness of the scheme to—



identify and contact new families; and



enable children centres to reach more families, in particular those with


children under the age of two, or who the local authority consider—



hard to reach, or





Independent study: registration of births at children’s centres


Andrea Leadsom


Mrs Sharon Hodgson




To move the following Clause:—



The Secretary of State shall commission an independent study of the likely


impact on the welfare of children of requiring births to be registered at children’s





The Secretary of State may, by regulations, establish pilot schemes to trial the


registration of births within children’s centres, to inform the independent study


under sub-section (1).



In this section “children centre” has the meaning given by section 5A(4)


(Arrangements for provision of children’s centres) of the Childcare Act 2006.’.



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