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

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7Matters to which regard must be had in preparing or reviewing a local strategy

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(1)In preparing and reviewing a local strategy, a local authority and Local Health Board must have regard to—

(a)the most recently published national strategy;

(b)the most recent assessment for the local authority’s area under section 14 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (anaw 4) (assessment of needs for care and support, support for carers and preventative services);

(c)the most recent strategic assessment prepared in accordance with regulations under section 6 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c.37) relating to reducing crime and disorder in the local authority area;

(d)the most recent strategic assessment prepared in accordance with regulations under that section relating to combating substance misuse in the local authority area;

(e)the most recent strategic assessment prepared in accordance with regulations under that section relating to the reduction of re-offending in the local authority area.

(2)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make provision for and in connection with requiring—

(a)a local authority and Local Health Board to have regard to anything specified in the regulations when preparing or reviewing a local strategy;

(b)a local authority or a Local Health Board to conduct further assessments for the purpose of this Act in relation to any matter specified in the regulations.

(3)The power to make regulations in subsection (2) is to be exercised by statutory instrument.

(4)A statutory instrument containing regulations made under subsection (2) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

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