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Post registration training.     61. - (1) A Council may make rules requiring persons registered under this Part in any part of the register to undertake further training.
      (2) The rules may, in particular, make provision with respect to persons who fail to comply with any requirements of rules made by the Council, including provision for their registration to cease to have effect.
      (3) Before making, or varying, any rules by virtue of this section the Council shall take such steps as are reasonably practicable to consult the persons who are registered in the relevant part of the register and such other persons as the Council considers appropriate.
Visitors for certain social work courses.     62. - (1) A Council may by rules make provision for the visiting of places at which or institutions by which or under whose direction-
    (a) any relevant course (or part of such a course) is, or is proposed to be, given; or
    (b) any examination is, or is proposed to be, held in connection with any relevant course.
      (2) The rules may make provision-
    (a) for the appointment of visitors;
    (b) for reports to be made by visitors on-
      (i) the nature and quality of the instruction given, or to be given, and the facilities provided or to be provided, at the place or by the institution visited; and
      (ii) such other matters as may be specified in the rules;
    (c) for the payment by the Council of fees, allowances and expenses to persons appointed as visitors;
    (d) for such persons to be treated, for the purposes of Schedule 1, as members of the Council's staff.
      (3) In subsection (1) "relevant course", in relation to a Council, means-
    (a) any course for which approval by the Council has been given, or is being sought, under section 59; or
    (b) any training which a person admitted to the part mentioned in section 52(2)(a) of the register maintained by the Council may be required to undergo after registration.
Functions of the appropriate Minister.     63. - (1) The appropriate Minister shall encourage persons to take part in courses approved by a Council under section 59 and other courses relevant to the training of social care workers.
      (2) If it appears to the appropriate Minister that adequate provision is not being made-
    (a) for training social care workers; or
    (b) for further training in the work of social care workers,
  the appropriate Minister may provide, or secure the provision of, courses for the purpose in question.
      (3) The appropriate Minister may, upon such terms and subject to such conditions as the Minister considers appropriate-
    (a) make grants, and pay travelling and other allowances, to persons resident in England and Wales, in order to secure their training in the work of social care workers;
    (b) make grants to organisations providing training in the work of social care workers.
      (4) Any functions of the Secretary of State under this section-
    (a) may be delegated by him to the English Council; or
    (b) may be exercised by any person, or by employees of any person, authorised to do so by the Secretary of State.
      (5) For the purpose of determining-
    (a) the terms and effect of an authorisation under subsection (4)(b); and
    (b) the effect of so much of any contract made between the Secretary of State and the authorised person as relates to the exercise of the function,
  Part II of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 shall have effect as if the authorisation were given by virtue of an order under section 69 of that Act; and in subsection (4)(b) "employee" has the same meaning as in that Part.
      (6) The Assembly may delegate to the Welsh Council any of its functions under this section.
Miscellaneous and supplemental
Appeals to the Tribunal.     64. - (1) An appeal against a decision of a Council under this Part in respect of registration shall lie to the Tribunal.
      (2) On an appeal against a decision, the Tribunal may confirm the decision or direct that it shall not have effect.
      (3) The Tribunal shall also have power on an appeal against a decision-
    (a) to vary any condition for the time being in force in respect of the person to whom the appeal relates;
    (b) to direct that any such condition shall cease to have effect; or
    (c) to direct that any such condition as it thinks fit shall have effect in respect of that person.
Publication etc. of register.     65. - (1) A Council shall publish the register maintained by it in such manner, and at such times, as it considers appropriate.
      (2) Any person who asks the Council for a copy of, or of an extract from, the register shall be entitled to have one on payment of such fee as the Council may determine.
      (3) Subsection (2) is not to be taken as preventing a Council from providing copies free of charge whenever it considers appropriate.
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