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Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

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6Publication and review of local strategies

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(1)A local authority and a Local Health Board’s first local strategy must be published no later than one year after the date on which the first ordinary election is held following the date on which section 5(1) is commenced.

(2)No later than one year after the date of each subsequent ordinary election, a local authority and Local Health Board must review their local strategy.

(3)A local authority and a Local Health Board—

(a)may review their local strategy at any other time, and

(b)must review their local strategy if directed to do so in writing by the Welsh Ministers.

(4)A direction under subsection (3)(b) must state the reasons for giving the direction.

(5)If a local authority and a Local Health Board decide to revise their local strategy following a review, they must publish the revised strategy as soon as is reasonably practicable.

(6)A local authority and Local Health Board must consult such persons as they consider appropriate before—

(a)publishing their first local strategy;

(b)revising their local strategy.

(7)In this section, “ordinary election” means an election held under section 26 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c.70) (elections of councillors to local authorities).

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