Amendments proposed to the Children Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr Hilton Dawson
Hywel Williams

65

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     4,     after 'children', insert 'and to prevent bullying'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

33

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     4,     after 'children', insert—

'(aa) considerations apply equally to children in the care of the children's services authority who are being looked after out of that authority's geographical area, and regulations will specify procedures for the responsible body.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

32

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     4,     leave out from 'children' to end of line 7.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

101

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In exercising their functions under this section courts must notify the Local Safeguarding Children Board in which the child is ordinarily resident of:

(a) any decision to sentence or remand a child to custody;

(b) any factors that could give rise to concern for the child's safety or well-being while in custody.'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Jonathan Shaw

113

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales shall ensure that:

(a) every child referred to them by a court for placement in custody is appropriately accommodated, having regard to the need to safeguard and promote their welfare, and

(b) where any child is not placed in the type of custodial accommodation considered appropriate under this section a record of the reasons for, and length of, such a placement is kept, and an annual report on such cases made to the Secretary of State;

(c) the Local Safeguarding Children Board in which any child in custody is ordinarily resident is notified of the details of their place of custody and any changes to their place of custody.'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Hywel Williams

66

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     10,     at end insert ', save that the arrangements required by that section to be made for the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children shall include the duty to prevent bullying.'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

34

Clause     9,     page     7,     line     21,     leave out 'one or more databases' and insert 'a United Kingdom-wide database'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

35

Clause      9,     page     7,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Any person or body establishing or operating a database under this section shall ensure that the database operates to safeguard and promote the welfare and best interests of every child whose personal information is held.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis

107

Clause     9,     page     7,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '( )   Any person or body establishing or operating a database under this section shall ensure that the database operates to safeguard and promote the welfare and best interests of every child whose personal information is held.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis

109

Clause     9,     page     7,     line     43,     leave out paragraph (g).

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

37

Clause      9,     page     7,     line     43,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 44 and insert 'concern for his welfare, such basis for concern having been set out in national guidance'.

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

190

*Clause     9,     page     7,     line     45,     leave out paragraph (h).

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

36

Clause      9,     page     8,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   The requirement to disclose information for agencies specified in subsection (6)(b) will not apply if dislosure would be detrimental to the child's welfare or safeguarding.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis

108

Clause     9,     page     8,     line     31,     at end insert—

'(g) The requirement to disclose information for agencies specified in (6)(b) will not apply if disclosure would be detrimental to the child's welfare or safeguarding.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

110

Clause     9,     page     9,     line     13,     after 'advice', insert 'and training'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

38

Clause     10,     page     9,     line     41,     after 'Service', insert 'or its successor body'.

   

Margaret Hodge

135

*Clause     10,     page     10,     line     12,     after 'establishment', insert 'and operation'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

39

Clause     10,     page     10,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   The chairman of the Local Safeguarding Children Board shall be appointed by the children's services authority.'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

40

Clause     11,     page     10,     line     27,     after 'children', insert 'in the context of their families or otherwise.'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

102

Clause     11,     page     10,     line     29,     at end insert¸

    '(1A)   A Local Safeguarding Children Board established under section 10 will be responsible for monitoring the safety and well-being of children in custody.'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

41

Clause     12,     page     10,     line     38,     after 'payments', insert 'or non-pecuniary contribution.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

42

Clause     12,     page     10,     line     39,     after 'expenditure', insert 'or other commitments'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

44

Clause     14,     page     11,     line     21,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a senior'.

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis

105

Clause     14,     page     11,     line     31,     at end insert 'including ensuring that one member of senior management includes, within his/her responsibilities, overall responsibility for social services for deafblind children (such as assessments by suitably qualified people and access to specifically trained, one-to-one support workers for children assessed as requiring them)'.

   

Margaret Hodge

136

*Clause     14,     page     11,     line     34,     after '9', insert 'and (children and young people's plans: England)'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

67

Clause     14,     page     12,     line     11,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

68

Clause     14,     page     12,     line     15,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

111

Clause     14,     page     12,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   A Children's service authority in England must ensure that the performance of its functions are supported with ongoing annual programmes of training'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

43

Clause     14,     page     12,     line     20,     leave out 'or more' and insert 'but no more than three'.


   

Margaret Hodge

137

*Clause     16,     page     13,     line     3,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Margaret Hodge

138

*Clause     16,     page     13,     line     8,     leave out from 'State' to end of line 10 and insert—

'(a) conduct, in accordance with a timetable drawn up by them and approved by the Secretary of State, a review of children's services provided in—

(i) the area of every children's services authority in England;

(ii) the areas of such children's services authorities in England as may be specified in the request;

(b) conduct a review of such children's services provided in the area of such children's services authority in England as may be specified in the request.'

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

45

Clause     16,     page     13,     line     13,     at end insert 'having regard to reviews already carried out by other persons and bodies'.

   

Margaret Hodge

139

*Clause     16,     page     13,     line     16,     at end insert '(and in particular to evaluate how those services work together to improve their well-being)'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

69

Clause     16,     page     13,     line     32,     after 'consult', insert 'the Children's Commissioner and'.

   

Margaret Hodge

140

*Clause     16,     page     14,     line     6,     at end insert

'(da) for the provision to members of the public of copies of reports and statements made under paragraphs (c) and (d), and for charging in respect of any such provision;'.

 
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