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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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175Representations relating to certain children etc: further provision

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(1)A local authority, in considering representations to which section 174 applies, must comply with requirements imposed by or under subsections (6) to (8) of that section.

(2)Regulations may require local authorities to monitor the steps they have taken to ensure that they comply with those requirements.

(3)Regulations may impose time limits on the making of representations to which section 174 applies.

(4)Where a representation has been considered under a procedure established for the purposes of section 174, the local authority must—

(a)have regard to the findings of the persons who considered the representation, and

(b)take such steps as are reasonably practicable to notify (in writing) the persons mentioned in subsection (5) of the authority’s decision and its reasons for taking that decision and of any action which it has taken or proposes to take.

(5)The persons are—

(a)the person who made the representation,

(b)the person to whom the representation relates (if different), and

(c)any other person who appears to the authority likely to be affected.

(6)Where the person mentioned in subsection (5)(b) or (c) is a child, the duty under subsection (4)(b) applies only where the local authority considers that the child has sufficient understanding.

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