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Children, Schools and Families Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 8

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Page 11, line 12, at end insert—
"(   )  The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument establish a scheme of mediation for parents appealing against decisions."
 

After Clause 8

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Moratorium on closure of special schools
(1)  Section 15 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (proposals for discontinuance of schools maintained by local education authority) is amended as follows.
(2)  After subsection (1) there is inserted—
"(1A)  No proposals to discontinue a community or foundation special school under subsection (1) shall be published without the consent of the Secretary of State.""
 

Clause 11

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Page 13, line 36, leave out from "that" to end of line 37 and insert "PSHE is taught appropriately"
 

Clause 28

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Page 26, line 3, after "with" insert "for the purposes of a serious case review"
Page 26, line 6, leave out "its functions" and insert "a serious case review"
Page 26, line 10, leave out "function" and insert "serious case review"
Page 26, line 23, leave out "its functions" and insert "a serious case review"
Page 26, line 23, at end insert—
"(   )  The Board shall disclose, on request, the names of the persons and bodies from whom it has requested information except in cases where disclosure would threaten the anonymity of a child or his family.
(   )  This section will apply to LSCBs when commissioning serious case reviews which, unless they can be shown to be harmful to the welfare of the subject of the serious case review or his siblings, should be published in full, subject to appropriate considerations of anonymisation and redaction.
(   )  The Secretary of State shall direct a body to maintain a register of suitable, qualified authors of serious case reviews, to monitor their quality and to make this information available to LSCBs commissioning serious case reviews."
Page 26, line 26, leave out "its functions" and insert "a serious case review"
 

Clause 29

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Page 26, line 36, after "with" insert "for the purposes of a serious case review"
Page 26, line 39, leave out "its functions" and insert "a serious case review"
Page 27, line 12, leave out "its functions" and insert "a serious case review"
Page 27, line 15, leave out "its functions" and insert "a serious case review"
 

Clause 30

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Page 27, line 19, leave out "may" and insert "shall"
Page 27, line 21, at end insert "and of the effectiveness of Local Safeguarding Children Boards in England and Wales"
Page 27, line 28, at end insert—
"(   )  requiring the naming of partners listed under section 13(3) that are not co-operating appropriately with the Board"
 

After Clause 30

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Serious case review
(1)  When a LSCB deems it necessary to conduct a serious case review ("SCR"), the LSCB will—
(a)  carry out an initial management review to identify any immediate concerns within 72 hours of deciding that a SCR is necessary;
(b)  commission an internal investigation if the child or his immediate family has received social care services from the local authority in the past two years;
(c)  commission a SCR.
(2)  The LSCB will commission the SCR from an author approved by a body established by the Secretary of State by order made by statutory instrument.
(3)  The LSCB will publish the SCR in full, excluding only information that may lead to the identification of living parties."
 

After Clause 32

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Limitations on publication of information
  The court shall only permit publication of information relating to a case in family proceedings for the purposes of this Act upon the availability of the relevant judgment to that particular case, and not before."
 

Clause 42

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Page 35, line 34, leave out subsection (2) and insert—
"(   )  For the purposes of this Act, an account of proceedings, or of any parts of proceedings, shall be taken to identify a person ("identification information") if—
(a)  it contains any particulars of—
(i)  the name, title, pseudonym or alias of the person;
(ii)  the address or description (physical or by value) of any premises at which the person resides or works, or the locality in which any such premises are situated;
(iii)  the physical description or the style of dress of the person;
(iv)  any employment or occupation engaged in, profession practised, or calling pursued, by the person or any official or honorary position held by the person;
(v)  the relationship of the person to identified relatives of the person or association of the person with identified friends or identified business, official or professional acquaintances of the person;
(vi)  the recreational interests, or the political, philosophical or religious beliefs or interests, of the person; or
(vii)  any real or personal property in which the person has an interest or with which the person is otherwise associated; being particulars that are sufficient to identify a person to a member of the public, or to a member of the section of the public to which the accounts disseminated, as the case requires;
(b)  in the case of a written or televised account or an account by other electronic means, it is accompanied by a picture of the person; or
(c)  in the case of a broadcast or televised account or an account by other electronic means, it is spoken in whole or in part by the person and the person's voice is sufficient to identify that person to a member of the public, or to a member of the section of the public to which the account is disseminated, as the case requires."
 

Schedule 1

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD BATES

Page 42, leave out lines 28 to 32
Page 42, line 30, leave out "it" and insert "the education provided to a child"
Page 42, leave out lines 35 to 38
Page 43, line 28, leave out from "respect" to end of line 29
Page 43, line 33, after "failure" insert "reasonably"
Page 43, line 34, leave out from "19E" to "the" in line 35
Page 43, leave out line 38
Page 45, line 13, at end insert—
"(   )      Any guidance prepared under subsection (1) in connection with section 19F(2) shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament for 40 days prior to being issued.""
Page 46, line 42, leave out "expedient" and insert "in the best interests of the child"
Page 47, leave out lines 1 to 4
 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 1 be the First Schedule to the Bill.

 
 
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11 March 2010