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Report Stage Proceedings: 11 June 2013                  

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

‘(2)    

In the Children Act 1989, in section 23B after subsection (8) insert—

 

“(8A)    

The duty of local authorities under subsection (8) to safeguard and

 

promote the child’s welfare, includes in particular a duty to promote the

 

child’s educational achievement.”.’.

 


 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  49

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  16,  at end insert ‘unless in the view of the court it is

 

unreasonable to do so’.

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  11,  page  10,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(2B)    

“Involvement” is any kind of direct or indirect involvement that promotes the

 

welfare of the child. It shall not be taken to mean any particular division of a

 

child’s time.’.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  50

 

Clause  11,  page  10,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(2B)    

Involvement shall mean, but is not limited to, direct contact with a child by any

 

means including supervised contact, indirect contact with a child by any means

 

including letters or telephone or receiving information about a child from the

 

other parent or a third party.’.

 


 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  51

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

A child arrangements order that provides for a child to reside with a particular

 

person is to be interpreted as granting rights of custody to that person.’.

 


 

Meg Munn

 

Ann Coffey

 

Bill Esterson

 

Not called  5

 

Clause  14,  page  13,  line  8,  after ‘issued’, insert ‘unless the court considers it

 

necessary in order to safeguard or promote the child’s welfare to permit additional time

 

for the disposing of the application.’.


 
 

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  52

 

Clause  14,  page  13,  line  8,  after ‘issued’, insert ‘unless in the view of the court it

 

would be in the best interests of the child to set a different timetable’.

 

Meg Munn

 

Ann Coffey

 

Bill Esterson

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  14,  page  13,  line  45,  at end insert ‘or, having taken into consideration the

 

safeguarding and promotion of the child’s welfare, following evidence presented to the

 

court relating to a planned programme of intervention, such longer time period as the

 

court deems appropriate.’.

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  36

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

‘(A1)    

Section 22 of the Children Act 1989 (general duty of local authority in relation to

 

children looked after by them) is amended as follows.

 

(B1)    

In subsection (4), after “proposing to look after,”, insert “including when making

 

any fundamental change to the care plan before or after a care order has been

 

made.”.’.

 

Meg Munn

 

Ann Coffey

 

Bill Esterson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  7

 

Clause  15,  page  15,  line  3,  after ‘provisions’, insert ‘and sibling placement

 

arrangements’.

 

Meg Munn

 

Ann Coffey

 

Bill Esterson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not called  8

 

Clause  15,  page  15,  line  6,  at end insert ‘unless it deems such consideration

 

necessary in assessing the permanence provisions of the section 31A plan for the child

 

concerned and making the care order, taking into account the circumstances of the

 

application and the safeguarding and promotion of the child’s welfare.’.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  53

 

Clause  15,  page  15,  line  6,  at end insert ‘but may do so when any matter is brought

 

to the court’s attention by the child’s guardian’.

 



 
 

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  59

 

Clause  19,  page  18,  line  22,  at end add—

 

‘(e)    

the right of the parent to make their own arrangements for some or all of

 

the special educational provision under section 7 of the Education Act

 

1996.’.

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  39

 

Clause  21,  page  19,  line  16,  leave out ‘wholly or mainly’.

 


 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  60

 

Clause  23,  page  19,  line  29,  leave out ‘may have’ and insert ‘probably has’.

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  61

 

Clause  23,  page  19,  line  32,  leave out ‘may have’ and insert ‘probably has’.

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  27,  page  22,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

If the education and care provision provided as part of the local offer is deemed

 

insufficient to meet the needs of children and young people under subsection (2),

 

a local authority must—

 

(a)    

publish these findings;

 

(b)    

improve that provision until it is deemed sufficient by—

 

(i)    

those consulted under subsection (3); and

 

(ii)    

Ofsted.’.

 


 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  62

 

Clause  28,  page  23,  line  29,  at end insert ‘;


 
 

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

(n)    

Parent Carer Forums.’.

 


 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not called  66

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  21,  leave out ‘it expects to be’ and insert ‘which is’.

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not called  67

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  24,  leave out ‘it expects to be’ and insert ‘which is’.

 

Caroline Nokes

 

Not called  30

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

arrangements to assist young people and parents in managing a personal

 

budget should they choose one.’.

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not called  68

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  39,  at end insert ‘, including in online communities.’.

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not called  69

 

Clause  30,  page  25,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

The Secretary of State shall lay a draft of regulations setting out the minimum

 

level of specific special educational provision, health care provision and social

 

care provision that local authorities must provide as part of their local offer, and

 

the regulations are not to be made unless they have been approved by a resolution

 

of each House of Parliament.

 

(7B)    

Once regulations under subsection (7A) have been made, the Secretary of State

 

must—

 

(a)    

issued guidance to local authorities on how to meet these regulations, and

 

(b)    

publish information on these regulations accessible to the families of

 

children and young people with special educational needs on the

 

Department’s website, and in any other way he sees fit.’.

 


 

Valerie Vaz

 

Not called  65

 

Clause  36,  page  28,  line  21,  at end insert—


 
 

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

‘(1A)    

A person acting on behalf of a school or a post-16 institution (“A”) must request

 

an EHC needs assessment for a child or young person (“B”) as soon as A becomes

 

aware that B has been diagnosed with epilepsy or a related condition.’.

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  36,  page  29,  line  20,  leave out subsection (10).

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  37,  page  30,  line  8,  leave out from ‘provision’ to end of line 10 and insert

 

‘required by the child or young person.’.

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  37,  page  30,  line  13,  leave out subsection (4).

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  38,  page  30,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

an institution of higher education which the young person has accepted

 

an offer from.’.

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  41,  page  32,  line  28,  after ‘needs,’ insert—

 

‘(ba)    

an independent school—

 

(i)    

which has been entered on the register of independent schools in

 

Wales (kept under section 158 of the Education Act 2002), and

 

(ii)    

which is specially organised to make special educational

 

provision for pupils with special educational needs,’.

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  42,  page  33,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

If the plan specifies social care provision, the responsible local authority must

 

secure the specified social care provision for the child or young person.’.


 
 

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  63

 

Clause  42,  page  33,  line  13,  leave out ‘suitable alternative arrangements’ and insert

 

‘arrangements suitable to the age, ability, aptitude and special needs of the child or young

 

person and has chosen not to receive assistance with making provision.’.

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  42

 

Clause  44,  page  34,  line  3,  leave out subsection (5).

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  43

 

Clause  45,  page  34,  line  37,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  64

 

Clause  45,  page  34,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

A local authority must not cease to maintain an EHC plan on the sole ground that

 

the child or young person is educated otherwise than at school in accordance with

 

section 7 of the Education Act 1996.’.

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  48,  page  36,  line  19,  at beginning insert ‘Special educational’.

 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  19

 

Clause  48,  page  36,  line  20,  leave out ‘provision’ and insert ‘having been’.

 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  20

 

Clause  48,  page  36,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

Subsection (7) applies if—

 

(a)    

an EHC plan is maintained for a child or young person, and

 

(b)    

health care provision specified in the plan is acquired for him or her by

 

means of a payment made by a commissioning body under section

 

12A(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006 (direct payments for

 

health care).

 

(7)    

The health care provision is to be treated as having been arranged by the

 

commissioning body in pursuance of its duty under section 42(3) of this Act,

 

subject to any prescribed conditions or exceptions.


 
 

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

(8)    

“Commissioning body”, in relation to any specified health care provision, means

 

a body that is under a duty to arrange health care provision of that kind in respect

 

of the child or young person.’.

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not called  70

 

Clause  48,  page  36,  line  21,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

This section will not have effect until an Order is made by the Secretary of State,

 

subject to affirmative resolution by both Houses of Parliament.

 

(7)    

Before making an Order under subsection (6), the Secretary of State must lay a

 

copy of a report before both Houses of Parliament detailing findings from the

 

pathfinder authorities established under the Special Educational Needs (Direct

 

Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012, including but not limited to—

 

(a)    

the impact on educational outcomes for children and young people;

 

(b)    

the quality of provision received by children and young people;

 

(c)    

the value for money achieved;

 

(d)    

the impact on services provided for children and young people without

 

EHC plans, or those for whom direct payments were not made.

 

(8)    

The Secretary of State may not prepare a report under subsection (7) until

 

September 2014.

 

(9)    

An Order made under subsection (6) may amend this section as the Secretary of

 

State deems necessary to ensure the effective operation of personal budgets,

 

having had regard to the finding of the report produced by virtue of subsection

 

(7).’.

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  21

 

Clause  49,  page  36,  line  28,  after ‘authority’, insert ‘in England’.

 


 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  50,  page  37,  line  18,  at end insert ‘;

 

(g)    

the social care provision specified in an EHC plan;

 

(h)    

the healthcare provision specified in an EHC plan.’.

 



 
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