New Clause 31 - Care leavers and young persons with learning disabilities

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

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'(1) This section applies for the purposes of this Part, other than section 2(8) and (9).

(2) Any reference to a child includes, in addition to a person under the age of 18, a person aged 18, 19 or 20 who—

(a) has been looked after by a local authority at any time after attaining the age of 16; or

(b) has a learning disability.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2)—

a person is ''looked after by a local authority'' if—

(a) for the purposes of the Children Act 1989 (c.41), he is looked after by a local authority in England and Wales;

(b) for the purposes of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.36), he is looked after by a local authority in Scotland;

(c) for the purposes of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I.1995/755 (N.I.2)), he is looked after by an authority in Northern Ireland;

''learning disability'' means a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which induces significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning.'.

New Clause 32

Children's Commissioner for Wales: powers of entry

'In the Care Standards Act 2000 (c.14), in section 76 (further functions of Children's Commissioner for Wales), at the end insert—

''(8) The Commissioner or a person authorised by him may for the purposes of any function of the Commissioner under section 72B or 73 or subsection (4) of this section at any reasonable time—

(a) enter any premises, other than a private dwelling, for the purposes of interviewing any child accommodated or cared for there; and

(b) if the child consents, interview the child in private.''.'.

—[Margaret Hodge.]

New clauses 20 to 32 brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That new clauses 20 to 32 be read a Second time:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 13, Noes 2.

Rhif adran 12 Adults Abused in Childhood — New Clause 31 - Care leavers and young persons with learning disabilities

Ie: 13 MPs

Na: 2 MPs

Ie: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw

New clauses 20 to 32 brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

New schedule

'Repeals
Plans

Short title and chapter Extent of repeal
Children Act 1989 (c.41) In Schedule 2, paragraph 1A.
Education Act 1996 (c.56) Section 527A.
Education Act 1997 (c.44) Section 9.
School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c.31) Section 2.

Sections 6 and 7.
Sections 26 to 26B.
In section 27(2), the words ''section 26,''.
Section 119(5)(b) and the preceding ''and''.
Sections 120 and 121.
In Schedule 6—
paragraph 3(4)(b) and the preceding ''and'';
paragraph 8(4).
In Schedule 30, paragraph 144.
Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c.21) In Schedule 7—
paragraph 35(2)(b);
paragraph 42(2)(a).
In Schedule 9, paragraphs 80 and 81.
Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c.38) Section 5.
Education Act 2002 (c.32)
In section 150—
subsections (2) to (4);
in subsection (5), the words from ''and early years development plans'' to ''childcare plans''''.
These repeals come into force—
(a) so far as relating to England, in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State;
(b) so far as relating to Wales, in accordance with provision so made by the Assembly.
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