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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 21 May 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

1233-36 of the 2012-2013 Session

 

5-6 of the 2013-2014 Session

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Children and Families Bill, As Amended

 

Assessment and support of young carers

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

NC5

 

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, the authority

 

must—

 

(a)    

assess whether the child has needs for support relating to their caring role

 

(or is likely to have such needs in the future); and

 

(b)    

if the child is found to have such needs, set out what those needs are (or

 

are likely to be in the future).

 

(2)    

Having carried out an assessment under subsection (1) the authority must meet

 

those needs for support which it considers to be necessary to meet in order to

 

safeguard and promote the child’s welfare.

 

(3)    

Having carried out an assessment under subsection (1), a local authority must also

 

consider whether the adult is or may be eligible for assessment under the Care and

 

Support Act 2013, and if so must ensure such an assessment is carried out unless

 

that adult objects.

 

(4)    

Having carried out an assessment under subsection (1) a local authority must

 

consider whether, in the case of a child who is caring for a disabled child, the child

 

being cared for requires an assessment under the Children Act 1989 and if so shall

 

carry out that assessment unless the person with parental responsibility for that

 

child objects.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State shall issue guidance in relation to the duties set out above

 

having consulted with persons whom the Secretary of State considers to be

 

appropriate, the said guidance to be issued under section 7 of the Local Authority

 

Social Services Act 1970.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 21 May 2013                     

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

(6)    

Any service provided by an authority in the exercise of functions conferred on

 

them under this section may be provided for the family or for any member of the

 

child’s family, and may include—

 

(a)    

services to the adult the child is providing care to meet the adult’s needs

 

for care and support; and

 

(b)    

services to the adult to enhance their parenting capacity.

 

If such services are provided with a view to safeguarding and promoting the

 

child’s welfare.’.

 


 
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