Children and Families Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in grand committee

[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

After Clause 9

BARONESS STEDMAN-SCOTT

45A*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Young people to be allowed to return to foster or residential care

(1)   Section 23B(8)(b) of the Children Act 1989 (additional functions of the
responsible authority in respect of relevant children) is amended as
follows.

(2)   After “accommodation” insert “including allowing him to return to a foster
care placement, residential care placement or any other appropriate
placement if the child expresses such a wish”.”

45B*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Young people in residential care to remain there until the age of 21 when they
choose to do so

(1)   Section 23C of the Children Act 1989 (continuing functions in respect of
former relevant children) is amended as follows.

(2)   After subsection (5C) insert—

“(5D)    The assistance given under subsection (4)(c) shall include
accommodation within a former residential facility unless—

(a)   the former relevant child states that he does not wish to
reside in such accommodation, or

(b)   the former residential facility does not wish to continue to
provide such accommodation.

(5E)   “Residential facility” includes a residential care home or other
facility, such as a residential school.””

45C*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Young people in support placements to remain there until the age of 21 when
they choose to do so

(1)   Section 23C of the Children Act 1989 (continuing functions in respect of
former relevant children) is amended as follows.

(2)   After subsection (5C) insert—

“(5D)    The assistance given under subsection (4)(c) shall include
accommodation in a supported placement unless the former
relevant child states that he or she does not wish to reside in such
accommodation.

(5E)   “Supported placement” includes—

(a)   foster care;

(b)   community home;

(c)   semi-independent accommodation (accommodation with
on-site support staff);

(d)   supported lodgings (room within a home with support
provided by host); or

(e)   or any other appropriate placement.””

After Clause 18

BARONESS STEDMAN-SCOTT

65A*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Repeal of restrictions on orders with respect to Children in Family proceedings

Section 9(1) of the Children Act 1989 is repealed.”

Clause 30

LORD LUCAS

101A*

Page 24, line 32, after “children” insert “for whom it is responsible”

Clause 42

LORD LUCAS

164A*

Page 33, line 26, leave out “suitable”

164B*

Page 33, line 26, at end insert “that they deem suitable”

Clause 73

LORD LUCAS

218A*

Page 51, line 6, at end insert—

“( )   A reference in this Part to a duty or a right to publish anything implies a
requirement that the publication be, inter alia, on the website of the
relevant organisation in machine-readable form.”

Prepared 8th October 2013