New clause 10 - Amendment of section 17 of the

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:30 am ar 17 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Mr George Stevenson Mr George Stevenson Llafur, Stoke-on-Trent South 10:30, 17 Ionawr 2002

With this it will be convenient to consider new clause 11—Amendment of Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1989

'. In Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1989 (local authority support for children and families) after subsection (10) there is inserted—

''(10A) (1) Where a local authority have, in assessing whether a child is a child in need, determined that he requires accommodation to enable him to live with his family, they shall provide that child (or a member of his family) with such assistance as may reasonably be required, if, in their opinion, it is necessary to do so in order to safeguard or promote his welfare.

(2) Assistance required under subsection (1) may include—

(a) assistance by way of advice to the child or to a person having parental responsibility for him or caring for him;

(b) assistance by means of cash payments or loans to a person whom the local authority reasonably believe to be able to provide accommodation to the child (and to any person who might reasonably be expected to reside with him);

(c) the provision of accommodation (which shall include accommodation secured from another person).''.'.