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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 3 February 2017

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 4 to 11 and NC3 and NC4

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords], As


 

Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

New ClauseS

 

Stella Creasy

 

Kate Green

 

Helen Hayes

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Safeguarding: provision of personal, social and health education

 

(1)    

For the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children a local

 

authority in England must ensure that pupils educated in their area receive

 

appropriate personal, social and health education.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of subsection (1) “personal, social and health education” must

 

include but shall not be restricted to—

 

(a)    

sex and relationships education,

 

(b)    

same-sex relationships,


 
 

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(c)    

sexual consent,

 

(d)    

sexual violence,

 

(e)    

online and offline personal safety, and

 

(f)    

domestic violence and forms of abuse.

 

(3)    

Targeted inspections carried out by the Office for Standards in Education,

 

Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) under section 136 of the Education and

 

Inspections Act 2006 shall include an assessment of the provision of personal,

 

social and health education under subsection (1), including whether the

 

information provided to pupils is—

 

(a)    

accurate and balanced,

 

(b)    

age-appropriate,

 

(c)    

inclusive,

 

(d)    

factual, and

 

(e)    

religiously diverse.

 

(4)    

Assessments made under subsection (3) must include an evaluation of any

 

arrangements for pupils of sufficient maturity to request to be wholly or partly

 

excused from participating in personal, social and health education.

 

(5)    

For the purpose of subsection (4) “sufficient maturity” shall be defined in

 

guidance by the Secretary of State.

 

(6)    

Withdrawal from personal, social and health education by pupils under

 

subsection (4) shall not be considered a breach of the safeguarding duties of a

 

local authority.

 

(7)    

This section comes into force at the end of the period of twelve months beginning

 

with the day on which this Act is passed.”

 


 

Mr David Burrowes

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Post-removal counselling for parents and legal guardians who are

 

themselves looked after children or care leavers

 

After section 19 of the Children Act 1989 insert—

 

“19A  

  Post-removal counselling for parents and legal guardians

 

Where a child is permanently removed from the care of a birth parent or

 

a guardian under the powers in section 31 of the Children Act 1989 (care

 

and supervision orders), a local authority must, so far as is reasonably

 

practicable, provide a counselling service and commission therapeutic

 

support for the parent or guardian where—

 

(a)    

the parent or guardian is a looked after child, or

 

(b)    

the parent or guardian is a care leaver.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would provide post-removal support for parents who are themselves a looked after

 

child or care leaver.

 



 
 

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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Sibling contact for looked after children

 

(1)    

In section 34(1) of the Children Act 1989, after paragraph (d) insert—

 

“(e)    

his siblings (whether of the whole or half blood).”

 

(2)    

In paragraph 15(1) of Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1989, after paragraph (c)

 

insert—

 

“(d)    

his siblings (whether of the whole or half blood).””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that children in care are allowed reasonable contact with their

 

siblings.

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Placing children in secure accommodation elsewhere in Great Britain

 

(1)    

Schedule (Placing children in secure accommodation elsewhere in Great Britain)

 

ends at the end of the period of two years beginning with the day on which this

 

Act is passed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would revoke provisions in the Bill that enable local authorities in England and

 

Wales to place children in secure accommodation in Scotland, and vice versa, two years after the

 

Act comes into force.

 

 


 

Stella Creasy

 

1

 

Clause  16,  page  13,  line  34,  at end insert “, including unaccompanied refugee

 

children once placed in the area, and unaccompanied refugee children who have been

 

identified for resettlement in the area.”

 

Frank Field

 

3

 

Clause  16,  page  13,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The safeguarding partners for a local authority area in England must conduct and

 

publish a review of the steps taken by that local authority to safeguard and

 

promote the welfare of children since 1 June 2010, including an assessment of the

 

impact of Government policies since that date.

 

(1B)    

The Government policies to be considered under subsection (1A) are those

 

deemed by the safeguarding partners to be relevant to the safeguarding and

 

welfare of children.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the safeguarding partners for a local authority area in England to


 
 

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conduct a review of steps they have taken to safeguard and promote the welfare of children since

 

1 June 2010, including an assessment of the impact of Government policies since that date.

 


 

Stella Creasy

 

2

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

Guidance given by the Secretary of State in connection with functions conferred

 

by section 16E in relation to unaccompanied refugee children must be developed

 

in accordance with the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  20,  line  23,  leave out Clause 32

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  21,  line  33,  leave out Clause 33

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  22,  line  3,  leave out Clause 34

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  22,  line  27,  leave out Clause 35

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  22,  line  36,  leave out Clause 36

 



 
 

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Children and Social Work Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  23,  line  16,  leave out Clause 37

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  23,  line  31,  leave out Clause 38

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  23,  line  36,  leave out Clause 39

 

 

Order of the House [5 DECEMBER 2016]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and proceedings in legislative grand

 

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

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 03 February 2017