New Clause 20 - Children and young people's plans: England

Children Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:00 pm ar 21 Hydref 2004.

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'(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations require a children's services authority in England from time to time to prepare and publish a plan setting out the authority's strategy for discharging their functions in relation to children and relevant young persons.

(2) Regulations under this section may in particular make provision as to—

(a) the matters to be dealt with in a plan under this section;

(b) the period to which a plan under this section is to relate;

(c) when and how a plan under this section must be published;

(d) keeping a plan under this section under review;

(e) consultation to be carried out during preparation of a plan under this section.

(3) The matters for which provision may be made under subsection (2)(a) include in particular—

(a) the arrangements made or to be made under section 7 by a children's services authority in England;

(b) the strategy or proposals in relation to children and relevant young persons of any person or body with whom a children's services authority in England makes or proposes to make such arrangements.

(4) The power to make regulations conferred by this section shall, for the purposes of subsection (1) of section 100 of the Local Government Act 2003 (c.26), be regarded as included among the powers mentioned in subsection (2) of that section.

(5) In this section ''relevant young persons'' means persons, other than children, in relation to whom arrangements under section 7 may be made.'.