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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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38Power to meet care and support needs of a child

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(1)A local authority may meet a child’s needs for care and support if the child is—

(a)within the local authority’s area, or

(b)ordinarily resident in the authority’s area, but outside its area,

(but see subsection (4)).

(2)If a local authority meets the needs of a child who is ordinarily resident in the area of another local authority under subsection (1), it must notify the local authority in whose area the child is ordinarily resident that it is doing so.

(3)A local authority has the power to meet needs under this section whether or not it has completed a needs assessment in accordance with Part 3 or a financial assessment in accordance with Part 5.

(4)This section does not apply to a child who is looked after by—

(a)a local authority,

(b)a local authority in England,

(c)a local authority in Scotland, or

(d)a Health and Social Care trust.

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