Children and Families Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in grand committee

Clause 2

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

LORD MCCOLL OF DULWICH

 

Page 1, line 15, at end insert—

“( )   In subsection (4)(d), after “the child’s age, sex, background” insert “,
religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic
background”.”

After Clause 9

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

LORD MCCOLL OF DULWICH

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Provision of accommodation for children

In section 20 of the Children Act 1989 (provision of accommodation for
children: general), after subsection (1) insert—

“(1A)    Where a local authority provides accommodation for a child
identified as a victim of human trafficking who has been trafficked
into England or Wales, that local authority shall have parental
responsibility for that child during the period that child remains in
the accommodation of the local authority or until the arrangements
for the child have been completed, or both.

(1B)   Where another local authority provides accommodation for that
child, that local authority shall have parental responsibility for the
child during the period that child remains in the accommodation of
that local authority or until the arrangements for the child have
been completed, or both.””

Clause 10

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

LORD MCCOLL OF DULWICH

 

Page 9, line 23, leave out “mediation”

 

Page 9, line 27, leave out “mediation”

 

Page 9, line 31, leave out “mediation”

 

Page 9, line 38, leave out “mediation”

Clause 11

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

LORD MCCOLL OF DULWICH

 

Page 10, line 17, leave out “presume, unless the contrary is shown, that” and insert
“pay particular regard, unless the contrary is shown, to the importance of the”

Schedule 2

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

LORD MCCOLL OF DULWICH

 

Page 136, line 8, leave out paragraph 48 and insert—

“48 In section 27 of the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985
(interpretation) insert—

“(6)   For the purposes of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil
Aspects of International Child Abduction—

(a)   subject to any order of a court for the time being in
force, a person with whom a child is to live under a
child arrangements order made by a court in England
and Wales (as defined by section 8 of the Children Act
1989) should be regarded as having rights of custody in
respect of the child;

(b)   subject to any order of a court for the time being in
force, a person—

(i)   with whom a child is to spend time under a
child arrangements order, or

(ii)   with whom a child is to otherwise have contact
under a child arrangements order

  should be regarded as having a right of access to the child.

(7)   This section is not intended to be a complete statement of the
circumstances in which, under the law of England and Wales,
a person has for the purposes of the Convention, custody of, or
access to, a child, or a right or rights of custody or access in
relation to a child.””

After Clause 73

BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Inclusive and accessible education, health and social care provision

(1)   In exercising a function under Part 3, a local authority and NHS bodies in
England must promote and secure inclusive and accessible education,
health and social care provision to support children, young people and
their families.

(2)   Regulations will set out requirements on an authority and its partner NHS
commissioning bodies to promote and secure inclusive and accessible
education, health and social care provision in its local area, in particular
through—

(a)   the planning;

(b)   the design;

(c)   the commissioning or funding;

(d)   the delivery; and

(e)   the evaluation

of such services.”

Prepared 23rd July 2013