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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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137Supply of information requested by Safeguarding Boards

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(1)A Safeguarding Board may, for the purpose of enabling or assisting the Board to perform its functions, ask a qualifying person or body to supply specified information to which subsection (2) or (3) applies to—

(a)the Board, or

(b)a person or body specified by the Board.

(2)This subsection applies to information relating to—

(a)the qualifying person or body to whom or to which the request is made,

(b)a function or activity of that qualifying person or body, or

(c)a person in respect of whom a function is exercisable, or an activity is engaged in, by that qualifying person or body.

(3)This subsection applies to information which—

(a)has been supplied to the qualifying person or body in compliance with another request under this section, or

(b)is derived from information so supplied.

(4)The qualifying person or body to whom or to which a request is made under subsection (1) must comply with the request unless the person or body considers that doing so would—

(a)be incompatible with the duties of the person or body, or

(b)otherwise have an adverse effect on the exercise of the functions of the person or body.

(5)A qualifying person or body who decides not to comply with a request under subsection (1) must give the Safeguarding Board which made the request written reasons for the decision.

(6)Information supplied under this section may only be used by the Board or other person or body to whom or to which it is supplied for the purpose mentioned in subsection (1).

(7)In this section—

  • “qualifying person or body” (“person neu gorff cymhwysol”) means a person or body whose functions or activities are considered by the Board to be such that the person or body is likely to have information relevant to the exercise of a function of the Board;

  • “specified” (“penodedig” and “a bennir”) means specified in a request made under subsection (1).

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