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given on


Thursday 23 April 2009


For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:


567-74, 575-84, 585-91 and 605-08


Consideration of Bill


Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, As Amended


Children visited by key workers


Mr David Laws


Annette Brooke


Stephen Williams




To move the following Clause:—


‘After section 16 of the Children Act 2004 insert—


“16A (1)  

The Children’s services authority shall secure that, when any child is


the subject of—



an investigation under section 47 of the Children Act 1989; or



a child protection plan agreed by the Local Safeguarding


Children Board



is visited by his or her key worker, the child shall, if practicable and


reasonable in the circumstances, be seen separately from his or her


parent or care-giver.



The key worker referred to in subsection (1) is—



in the case of subsection (1)(a) of this section, the lead social


worker appointed by the children’s services authority; and



in the case of subsection (1)(b), the key worker appointed by


the Local Safeguarding Children Board.”.’.


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