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Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018

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24Review and revision of individual development plans for looked after children
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(1)A local authority required to maintain an individual development plan for a looked after child must review the plan before the end of each review period.

(2)The first review period is a period of 12 months starting with the date on which a copy of the plan is first given under section 22.

(3)Each subsequent review period is a period of 12 months starting with—

(a)the date during the preceding review period on which a copy of a revised plan is first given under subsection (10) in relation to that review period, or

(b)where the plan has not been revised in the preceding review period the date during that period on which notice of a decision is first given under subsection (9) in relation to that period.

(4)But where neither document referred to in subsection (3)(a) and (b) has been given during the preceding review period, the subsequent review period is a period of 12 months starting with the first day after the end of that preceding review period.

(5)The duty in subsection (1) to review a plan before the end of a review period is treated as met if, before the end of that period, the Education Tribunal for Wales orders the local authority to revise the plan.

(6)A local authority required to maintain an individual development plan for a looked after child must review the plan if—

(a)the plan includes additional learning provision that an NHS body is required to secure under section 20, and

(b)the NHS body asks the local authority to review the plan.

(7)A local authority required to maintain an individual development plan for a looked after child must review the plan if a request is made to it by the looked after child or the looked after child’s parent, unless the authority considers a review to be unnecessary.

(8)A local authority may—

(a)review an individual development plan at any time, and

(b)revise a plan following a review.

(9)If a local authority decides following a review (required or authorised by or under this Part or by or under section 83 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (anaw 4)) that the plan should not be revised it must notify the child, the child’s parent and the child’s independent reviewing officer of—

(a)the decision, and

(b)the reasons for the decision.

(10)If a local authority revises a looked after child’s individual development plan (as required or authorised by or under this Part or by or under section 83 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (anaw 4)), it must give a copy of the revised individual development plan to—

(a)the looked after child,

(b)the looked after child’s parent, and

(c)the looked after child’s independent reviewing officer.

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