New Clause 14

Part of Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 1:45 pm ar 3 Gorffennaf 2008.

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Photo of Greg Pope Greg Pope Llafur, Hyndburn 1:45, 3 Gorffennaf 2008

With this it will be convenient to discuss new clause 40—Complaints against foster carers—

‘(1) The 1989 Act is amended as follows.

(2) After section 26(8) insert—

“(9) In carrying out any consideration of any representations (including complaints) every local authority shall—

(a) take such steps as are reasonably practicable to protect the identity of foster carers who are the subject of a complaint; and

(b) continue to pay allowances to such foster carers until it has reached a decision on the complaint.”’.