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Children and Young Persons Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Children, Schools and

Families, are published separately as Bill 96—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Ed Balls has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] are

compatible with the Convention rights.

 

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Contents

Part 1

Delivery of social work services for children and young persons

1   

Power to enter into arrangements for discharge of care functions

2   

Restrictions on arrangements under section 1

3   

Effect of arrangements under section 1

4   

Regulation of providers of social work services

5   

Functions under this Part to be social services functions

6   

Piloting and expiry of arrangements under this Part

Part 2

Functions in relation to children and young persons

Welfare for child immigrants

7   

Border and Immigration Agency: welfare of children

Well-being

8   

Well-being of children and young persons

Accommodation

9   

Provision of accommodation and maintenance for children who are looked

after by a local authority

10   

General duty of local authority to secure sufficient accommodation

Independent reviewing officers

11   

Independent reviewing officers

12   

Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers:

England

13   

Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers:

Wales

14   

Orders under sections 12 and 13: supplementary provisions

15   

Expiry of powers conferred by sections 12 and 13

 

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Visiting

16   

Duty of local authority to ensure visits to looked after children and others

17   

Independent visitors for children looked after by a local authority

18   

Notification to appropriate officer of children in long-term care

19   

Visits to children in long-term care

Education and training

20   

Designated member of staff at school for pupils looked after by a local

authority

21   

Entitlement to payment in respect of higher education

22   

Assistance to pursue education or training

23   

Extension of entitlements to personal adviser and to assistance in connection

with education or training

Cash payments

24   

Extension of power to make payments in cash

Care breaks

25   

Breaks from caring for disabled children

Enforcement of care standards

26   

Power of Chief Inspector where person is failing to comply with requirement

relating to children’s home etc.

27   

Notice restricting accommodation at certain establishments

28   

Appeals etc. in relation to notices under section 22B of the 2000 Act

29   

Notification of matters relating to persons carrying on or managing children’s

homes etc.

Emergency protection orders

30   

Removal of restriction on hearing of application for discharge of emergency

protection order

Information and research

31   

Supply of information concerning the death of children to Local Safeguarding

Children Boards

32   

Power of Registrar General to supply information to national authorities

33   

Research etc. into matters connected with certain statutory functions

Part 3

Adoption and Fostering

34   

Independent review of determinations relating to adoption

35   

Extension of period allowed for making regulations under section 45 or 46 of

the Children Act 2004

 
 

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Part 4

Orders under Part 2 of the 1989 Act

Residence orders

36   

Entitlement of relative to apply for a residence order

37   

Duration of residence orders

Special guardianship orders

38   

Entitlement of relative to apply for a special guardianship order

Part 5

Supplementary, General and Final Provisions

Supplementary

39   

Minor and supplementary amendments to the 1989 Act

General

40   

Orders, regulations and guidance

41   

Interpretation

42   

Repeals

Final

43   

Extent

44   

Commencement

45   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Children looked after by local authorities: supplementary and

consequential provisions

Schedule 2   —   

Minor and supplementary amendments to the 1989 Act

Schedule 3   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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