Section 122 - Visitors for children notified to local authority under section 120 or 121
348.Section 122 requires the appropriate officer (as defined in section 120(4)) to make arrangements, in accordance with regulations, for a child who is being accommodated under sections 120 and 121 (and in respect of whose accommodation the officer has been notified) to be visited by a representative of the local authority. The regulations may make provision about, for example, the frequency of visits and the circumstances in which visits can be made.
349.Subsection (5) requires a local authority to ensure the representative who visits a child who is being accommodated as described in sections 120 and 121, has the necessary skills to do the job.
350.This section is based on provision made in section 86A of the Children Act 1989.