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Children and Young Persons Bill [HL]


 

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 HL Bill 8—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Adonis 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

Accommodation

7   

Support for children placed with family or friends

8   

Provision of accommodation in its area for children looked after by a local

authority

9   

Provision of accommodation which is near to looked after child’s school

10   

Review of child’s case before making certain alternative arrangements for

accommodation

Independent reviewing officers

11   

Independent reviewing officers

12   

Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers

Visiting

13   

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

14   

Independent visitors for children looked after by a local authority

15   

Notification to appropriate officer of children in long-term care

16   

Visits to children in long-term care

 

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Education and training

17   

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

authority

18   

Entitlement to payment in respect of higher education

19   

Assistance to pursue education or training

20   

Extension of entitlements to personal adviser and to assistance in connection

with education or training

Cash payments

21   

Extension of power to make payments in cash

Enforcement of care standards

22   

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

relating to children’s home etc.

23   

Notice restricting accommodation at certain establishments

24   

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

25   

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

homes etc.

Emergency protection orders

26   

Removal of restriction on hearing of application for discharge of emergency

protection order

Information and research

27   

Supply of information concerning the death of children to Local Safeguarding

Children Boards

28   

Research etc. into matters connected with certain statutory functions

Part 3

Fostering and Adoption

29   

Independent review of determinations relating to local authority foster

parents

30   

Independent review of determinations relating to adoption

31   

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

the Children Act 2004

Part 4

Orders under Part 2 of the 1989 Act

Residence orders

32   

Entitlement of relative to apply for a residence order

33   

Duration of residence orders

Special guardianship orders

34   

Entitlement of relative to apply for a special guardianship order

 
 

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Part 5

General and Final Provisions

General

35   

Orders, regulations and guidance

36   

Interpretation

37   

Repeals

Final

38   

Extent

39   

Commencement

40   

Short Title

Schedule   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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