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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 15 December 2016

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]


 

[First to Fourth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

FIRST and Second SITTINGs

 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 13

 

December) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 December;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 December;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 10 January;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 12 January;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 17 January;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 32;

 

Schedule 1; Clause 33; Schedule 2; Clauses 34 to 50; Schedule 3; Clauses 51

 

and 57; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 58 to 64; and remaining


 
 

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proceedings on the Bill; and

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 17 January.

 


 

Edward Timpson

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Negatived on division  18

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out “have regard to the need”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at beginning leave out “to”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at beginning leave out “to”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at beginning leave out “to”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  22

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  16,  at beginning leave out “to”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  23

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  19,  at beginning leave out “to”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  24

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at beginning insert “have regard”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  25

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  3,  at beginning leave out “to”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Children and Social Work Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Negatived on division  27

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

The Secretary of State must publish a national minimum standard for a “local

 

offer for care leavers”.

 

(6B)    

When developing a national minimum standard for the purpose of subsection 6A

 

the Secretary of State must consult relevant agencies responsible for the provision

 

of services under subsection (2).”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Negatived on division  26

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

unaccompanied asylum seeking children up to the point that they leave

 

the United Kingdom”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Withdrawn after debate  28

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  10,  after “the” insert “physical and mental health, emotional

 

well-being and”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Negatived on division  30

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  11,  after “child” insert “, including their needs as a young

 

parent where applicable,”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Withdrawn after debate  29

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The assessment of the former relevant child’s mental health and emotional well-

 

being under subsection (5) must be carried out by a qualified mental health

 

professional.”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  31

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(9)    

In this section “young parent” means—

 

(a)    

an expectant parent,

 

(b)    

a parent who has their child or children in care, or

 

(c)    

a parent who had a child removed to kinship care, local authority care, or

 

adoption.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Children and Social Work Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  35,  leave out from beginning to end of line 4 on page 6 and

 

insert—

 

“(6)    

In this section—

 

“relevant child” means—

 

(a)    

a child who was looked after by the local authority or another

 

local authority in England or Wales but ceased to be so looked

 

after as a result of—

 

(i)    

a child arrangements order which includes arrangements

 

relating to with whom the child is to live, or when the

 

child is to live with any person,

 

(ii)    

a special guardianship order, or

 

(iii)    

an adoption order within the meaning given by section

 

72(1) of the Adoption Act 1976 or section 46(1) of the

 

Adoption and Children Act 2002, or

 

(b)    

a child who appears to the local authority—

 

(i)    

to have been in state care in a place outside England and

 

Wales because he or she would not otherwise have been

 

cared for adequately, and

 

(ii)    

to have ceased to be in that state care as a result of being

 

adopted.”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Negatived on division  32

 

Clause  4,  page  6,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

returning home to the care of a parent.”

 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  4,  page  6,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(8)    

For the purposes of this section a child is in “state care” if he or she is in the care

 

of, or accommodated by—

 

(a)    

a public authority,

 

(b)    

a religious organisation, or

 

(c)    

any other organisation the sole or main purpose of which is to benefit

 

society.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  5,  page  6,  leave out lines 24 to 36 and insert—

 

“(2)    

A registered pupil is within this subsection if the pupil—

 

(a)    

was looked after by a local authority but ceased to be looked after by

 

them as a result of—

 

(i)    

a child arrangements order (within the meaning given by section

 

8(1) of the 1989 Act) which includes arrangements relating to


 
 

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with whom the child is to live, or when the child is to live with

 

any person,

 

(ii)    

a special guardianship order (within the meaning given by

 

section 14A(1) of the 1989 Act), or

 

(iii)    

an adoption order (within the meaning given by section 72(1) of

 

the Adoption Act 1976 or section 46(1) of the Adoption and

 

Children Act 2002), or

 

(b)    

appears to the governing body—

 

(i)    

to have been in state care in a place outside England and Wales

 

because he or she would not otherwise have been cared for

 

adequately, and

 

(ii)    

to have ceased to be in that state care as a result of being

 

adopted.”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Negatived on division  33

 

Clause  5,  page  6,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

returning home to the care of a parent.”

 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  5,  page  6,  line  43,  leave out from “is” to end of line 45 and insert ““looked

 

after by a local authority” if the person is looked after by a local authority for the purposes

 

of the 1989 Act or Part 6 of the 2014 Act.”

 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  5,  page  6,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

For the purposes of this section a person is in “state care” if he or she is in the care

 

of, or accommodated by—

 

(a)    

a public authority,

 

(b)    

a religious organisation, or

 

(c)    

any other organisation the sole or main purpose of which is to benefit

 

society.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  46,  at end insert “or

 

(c)    

appears to the proprietor of the Academy—

 

(i)    

to have been in state care in a place outside England and Wales

 

because he or she would not otherwise have been cared for

 

adequately, and

 

(ii)    

to have ceased to be in that state care as a result of being

 

adopted;”


 
 

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Children and Social Work Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Negatived on division  34

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

was looked after by a local authority but has ceased to be so looked after

 

as a result of returning home to the care of a parent.”

 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  11,  leave out from “is” to end of line 13 and insert ““looked

 

after by a local authority” if the person is looked after by a local authority for the purposes

 

of the Children Act 1989 or Part 6 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

 

(anaw 4).”

 

Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

For the purposes of this section a person is in “state care” if he or she is in the care

 

of, or accommodated by—

 

(a)    

a public authority,

 

(b)    

a religious organisation, or

 

(c)    

any other organisation the sole or main purpose of which is to benefit

 

society.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 7 Agreed to.

 


 

Third and Fourth Sittings

 

Clause 8 Agreed to.

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not selected  43

 

Page  9,  line  3,  leave out Clause 9

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Clause 10 Agreed to.

 

Clause 11 Agreed to.


 
 

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Children and Social Work Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Edward Timpson

 

That clause 11 be transferred to the end of line 12 on page 22.                                         


 

                                           Agreed to

 


 

Clause 12 Agreed to.

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Withdrawn after debate  36

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  9,  leave out “unless they consider it inappropriate to do so”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  11,  leave out subsection (5)

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Withdrawn after debate  41

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

When exercising its functions under this section, the Panel must, in particular,

 

have regard to—

 

(a)    

concerns relating to child safeguarding resulting from contact

 

arrangements in families where one of the parents of the child in question

 

has perpetrated domestic abuse, and

 

(b)    

the implementation of Practice Direction 12J in child contact

 

arrangements.”

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Withdrawn after debate  35

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  31,  leave out subsection (8)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  42

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the child dies or is seriously harmed by a perpetrator of domestic abuse

 

in circumstances related to child contact.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 15 Agreed to.


 
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