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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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122Visitors for children notified to a local authority under section 120 or 121

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(1)This section applies if the appropriate officer of a local authority—

(a)has been notified with respect to a child under section 120(2)(a) or 121(2)(a), and

(b)has not been notified with respect to that child under section 120(2)(b) or section 121(2)(b).

(2)The local authority must, in accordance with regulations made under this section, make arrangements for the child to be visited by a representative of the authority (“a representative”).

(3)It is the duty of a representative to provide advice and assistance to the local authority on the performance of its duties under this Act in relation to the child.

(4)Regulations under this section may make provision about—

(a)the frequency of visits under visiting arrangements;

(b)circumstances in which visiting arrangements must require a child to be visited;

(c)additional functions of a representative.

(5)In choosing a representative a local authority must satisfy itself that the person chosen has the necessary skills and experience to perform the functions of a representative.

(6)In this section “visiting arrangements” means arrangements made under subsection (2).

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