Children and Families Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in GRAND Committee

[Supplementary to the Ninth Marshalled List]

After Clause 78

LORD NASH

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Disqualification from carrying on, or being employed in, a children’s home

(1)   Section 65 of the Children Act 1989 (person disqualified from fostering a
child privately to be disqualified from carrying on etc children’s home) is
amended as follows.

(2)   Before subsection (1) insert—

“(A1)   A person (“P”) who is disqualified (under section 68) from fostering
a child privately must not carry on, or be otherwise concerned in the
management of, or have any financial interest in, a children’s home
in England unless—

(a)   P has, within the period of 28 days beginning with the day
on which P became aware of P’s disqualification, disclosed
to the appropriate authority the fact that P is so disqualified,
and

(b)   P has obtained the appropriate authority’s written consent.

(A2)   A person (“E”) must not employ a person (“P”) who is so
disqualified in a children’s home in England unless—

(a)   E has, within the period of 28 days beginning with the day
on which E became aware of P’s disqualification, disclosed
to the appropriate authority the fact that P is so disqualified,
and

(b)   E has obtained the appropriate authority’s written consent.”

(3)   In subsection (1), after “children’s home” insert “in Wales”.

(4)   In subsection (2), after “children’s home” insert “in Wales”.

(5)   In subsection (4), after “subsection” insert “(A1), (A2),”.

(6)   In subsection (5) after “subsection” insert “(A2) or”.”

Clause 79

VISCOUNT ECCLES

 

Page 52, line 11, leave out from “promoting” to second “the” in line 13

 

Page 53, line 14, at end insert “all”

Schedule 6

VISCOUNT ECCLES

 

Page 189, line 13, leave out “may” and insert “must”

After Clause 98

BARONESS PITKEATHLEY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Welfare of disabled children

(1)   The Children Act 1989 is amended as follows.

(2)   After section 23A insert the following new section—

“23AA           Welfare of disabled children

Regulations, subject to approval by resolution of both Houses of
Parliament, shall provide for those who care for disabled children
to have the same entitlement to a carer’s assessment as young carers
and adults caring for adults.””

Prepared 7th November 2013