New Clause 24

Part of Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:30 pm ar 3 Gorffennaf 2008.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Guardians for children with special protection needs

‘(1) As soon as a child under 18 who is separated from both his parents and is not being cared for by an adult who by law or custom has responsibility to do so makes an asylum claim or human rights claim or is identified as a victim of trafficking, a local authority must ensure that a legal guardian is appointed to represent that child.

(2) The following expressions have the same meaning in this section as they have in Part 5 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c.41)—

(a) “asylum claim”;

(b) “human rights claim”.

(3) “Trafficking” means the arrangement or facilitation of the arrival in, entry to, travel within, or departure from the United Kingdom for the purposes of exploitation as defined in section 4(4) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c.19) (trafficking people for exploitation).’.—[Annette Brooke.]