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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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105Keeping in touch

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(1)The responsible local authority for a category 2 or category 3 young person must take reasonable steps to keep in touch with that person, whether the person is within its area or not.

(2)If the responsible local authority for a category 2 or category 3 young person has lost touch with that person it must—

(a)consider how to re-establish contact, and

(b)take reasonable steps to do so.

(3)In the case of a category 2 young person, the responsible local authority must discharge its duty under subsection (2) without delay and continue to take reasonable steps to re-establish contact until it succeeds.

(4)In the case of a category 3 young person, the duties under subsections (1) and (2) are subject to section 111.

(5)The responsible local authority for a category 6 young person falling within that category by virtue of section 104(3)(a) must take reasonable steps to contact the young person at such times as it thinks appropriate with a view to discharging its functions under section 115.

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