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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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(1)Where it appears to a local authority that a young person—

(a)with whom it is under a duty to keep in touch under section 105,

(b)whom it has been advising and befriending under section 114 or 115, or

(c)to whom it has been giving other support under section 114 or 115,

proposes to live, or is living, in the area of another local authority or a local authority in England, it must inform that other authority.

(2)Where a child who is accommodated in Wales—

(a)by a voluntary organisation or in a private children’s home,

(b)by or on behalf of any Local Health Board or Special Health Authority,

(c)by or on behalf of a clinical commissioning group or the National Health Service Commissioning Board,

(d)by or on behalf of local authority in the exercise of education functions,

(e)by or on behalf of a local authority in England in the exercise of education functions,

(f)in any care home or independent hospital, or

(g)in any accommodation provided by or on behalf of an NHS Trust or by or on behalf of an NHS Foundation Trust,

ceases to be so accommodated after reaching the age of 16, the person by whom or on whose behalf the child was accommodated or who carries on or manages the home or hospital (as the case may be) must inform the local authority or local authority in England within whose area the child proposes to live.

(3)Subsection (2) only applies by virtue of paragraphs (b) to (g), if the accommodation has been provided for a consecutive period of at least three months.

(4)In a case where a child was accommodated by or on behalf of a local authority, or a local authority in England, in the exercise of education functions, subsection (2) applies only if the authority which accommodated the child is different from the authority within whose area the child proposes to live.

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