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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Section 75 - General duty of local authority to secure sufficient accommodation for looked after children

245.Section 75 places a general duty on local authorities to provide children it looks after with accommodation within the local authority area that meets the child’s needs. (As to placements out of area, requirements may be imposed by the Welsh Ministers in regulations, made by virtue of sections 87 and 90. Those sections respectively provide Welsh Ministers with a regulation making power and set out examples of the way in which that power may be used to make provision about placement of looked after children outside the local authority’s area).

246.Section 75(3) requires a local authority to have regard to the benefits of having a range of accommodation available and sufficient numbers of foster parents or children’s homes.

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