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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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54Care and support plans and support plans

(1)Where a local authority is required to meet the needs of a person under section 35 or 37, it must prepare and maintain a care and support plan in relation to that person.

(2)Where a local authority is required to meet the needs of a carer under section 40 or 42, it must prepare and maintain a support plan in relation to that carer.

(3)A local authority must keep under review the plans that it maintains under this section.

(4)Where a local authority is satisfied that the circumstances of the person to whom a plan relates have changed in a way that affects the plan, the authority must—

(a)carry out such assessments as it considers appropriate, and

(b)revise the plan.

(5)Regulations must make provision about—

(a)how plans under this section are to be prepared;

(b)what a plan is to contain;

(c)the review and revision of plans.

(6)Regulations under subsection (5)(c) must specify, in particular—

(a)the persons who may request a review of a plan (on their own behalf or on behalf of another person);

(b)the circumstances in which a local authority—

(i)may refuse to comply with a request for a review of a plan, and

(ii)may not refuse to do so.

(7)When preparing, reviewing or revising a plan under this section, a local authority must involve—

(a)in the case of a care and support plan relating to an adult, the adult and, where feasible, any carer that the adult has;

(b)in the case of a care and support plan relating to a child, the child and any person with parental responsibility for the child;

(c)in the case of a support plan relating to a carer, the carer and, where feasible, the person for whom the carer provides or intends to provide care.

(8)The local authority may—

(a)prepare, review or revise a plan under this section at the same time as it or another body is preparing, reviewing or revising another document in the case of the person concerned, and

(b)include the other document in the plan.

55Regulations about care and support plans and support plans

Regulations under section 54(5) may, for example—

(a)require plans to be in a specified form;

(b)require plans to contain specified things;

(c)make provision about further persons whom a local authority must involve in the preparation, review or revision of plans;

(d)require plans to be prepared, reviewed or revised by specified persons;

(e)confer functions on persons specified in the regulations in connection with the preparation, review or revision of plans;

(f)specify persons to whom written copies of a plan must be provided (including, in specified cases, the provision of copies without the consent of the person to whom the plan relates);

(g)specify further circumstances in which plans must be reviewed.

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