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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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102Review of cases and inquiries into representations

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(1)Regulations may require the case of each child who is being looked after by a local authority to be reviewed in accordance with the provisions of the regulations.

(2)The regulations may, among other things, make provision—

(a)as to the manner in which each case is to be reviewed;

(b)as to the considerations to which the local authority is to have regard in reviewing each case;

(c)as to the time when each case is first to be reviewed and the frequency of subsequent reviews;

(d)requiring the authority, before conducting any review, to seek the views of—

(i)the child,

(ii)the child’s parents,

(iii)any person who is not a parent of the child but who has parental responsibility for the child, and

(iv)any other person whose views the authority considers to be relevant,

including, in particular, the views of those persons in relation to any particular matter which is to be considered in the course of the review;

(e)requiring the authority, in the case of a child who is in its care—

(i)to keep the plan under section 31A of the Children Act 1989 (care orders: care plans) for the child under review and, if it is of the opinion that some change is required, to revise the plan or make a new plan accordingly, and

(ii)to consider whether an application should be made to discharge the care order;

(f)requiring the authority, in the case of a child in accommodation provided by or on behalf of the authority—

(i)if there is no plan for the future care of the child, to prepare one,

(ii)if there is such a plan for the child, to keep it under review and, if it is of the opinion that some change is required, to revise the plan or make a new plan accordingly, and

(iii)to consider whether the accommodation accords with the requirements of this Part;

(g)requiring the authority to inform the child, so far as is reasonably practicable, of any steps the child may take under this Act or the Children Act 1989;

(h)requiring the authority to make arrangements, including arrangements with other bodies which provide services and which it considers appropriate, to implement any decision which it proposes to make in the course, or as a result, of the review;

(i)requiring the authority to notify details of the result of the review and of any decision taken by it in consequence of the review to—

(i)the child,

(ii)the child’s parents,

(iii)any person who is not a parent of the child but who has parental responsibility for the child, and

(iv)any other person whom it thinks ought to be notified;

(j)requiring the authority to monitor the arrangements which it has made with a view to ensuring that it complies with the regulations.

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