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Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018

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20Additional learning provision: Local Health Boards and NHS trusts
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(1)The bodies specified in subsection (2) may refer a matter to an NHS body, asking it to consider whether there is any relevant treatment or service that is likely to be of benefit in addressing the additional learning needs of a child or young person.

(2)The bodies are—

(a)where the referral would relate to a child, or to a young person who is a registered pupil at a maintained school, a local authority;

(b)where the referral would relate to a young person who is not a registered pupil at a maintained school, the body that prepares or maintains an individual development plan for the young person.

(3)But a body may not make a referral under subsection (1) unless—

(a)it has informed the child or young person and, in the case of a child, the child’s parent, that it intends to make the referral,

(b)it has given the child or young person and, in the case of a child, the child’s parent, an opportunity to discuss whether the referral should be made, and

(c)it is satisfied that making the referral is in the best interests of the child or young person.

(4)If a matter is referred to an NHS body under this section, the NHS body must consider whether there is a relevant treatment or service that is likely to be of benefit in addressing the child’s or young person’s additional learning needs.

(5)If the NHS body identifies such a treatment or service, it must—

(a)secure the treatment or service for the child or young person,

(b)decide whether the treatment or service should be provided to the child or young person in Welsh, and

(c)if it decides that the treatment or service should be provided to the child or young person in Welsh, take all reasonable steps to secure that the treatment or service is provided in Welsh.

(6)In this section, and in section 21, “relevant treatment or service” means any treatment or service that an NHS body would normally provide as part of the comprehensive health service in Wales continued under section 1(1) of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42).

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