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School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013

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Children Act 2004

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7(1)The Children Act 2004 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 50 (intervention)—

(a)in subsection (1) after “local authority” insert “in England”;

(b)in subsection (2)(c) omit “or under sections 25, 26 and 29 above (in the case of a local authority in Wales)”;

(c)in the heading after “Intervention” insert “- England”.

(3)After section 50 insert—

50AIntervention – Wales

(1)Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 (intervention in local authorities) applies in relation to the functions of a local authority in Wales which are specified in subsection (2) as it applies in relation to a local authority’s education functions but as if the only relevant ground for intervention were ground 3 in section 21 of that Act.

(2)The functions of a local authority are—

(a)functions conferred on or exercisable by the authority which are social services functions, so far as those functions relate to children;

(b)the functions conferred on the authority under sections 23C to 24D of the Children Act 1989 (so far as not falling within paragraph (a)); and

(c)the functions conferred on the authority under sections 25, 26 and 29 above.

(3)In the application of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 by virtue of this section, section 27 of that Act (power to direct exercise of other education functions) has effect as if the reference to education functions included (for all purposes) the functions of the local authority which are specified in subsection (2).

(4)In this section—

  • “education functions” has the meaning given by section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996;

  • “social services functions” has the same meaning as in the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970.

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