Section 175 – Representations relating to certain children etc: further provision
441.Section 175 requires a local authority, in considering representations, to comply with the requirements imposed on it under sections 174(6) to (8) (procedural requirements and the requirement for representations to include consideration by a person who is not a member or officer of the local authority concerned). The Welsh Ministers may, by regulations, require the local authority to monitor the steps it has taken to ensure compliance.
442.A local authority must have regard to the findings of the person who considered the representations considered under section 174, and must notify the person who made the representation, the person to whom the representation relates (if different), and any other person who appears to the authority to be likely to be affected, about the local authority’s decision and its reasons for that decision. Where the representation relates to, or appears to directly affect a child they must be notified about the local authority’s decision and proposed actions if they have sufficient understanding.