Part IE+W+S Representation and Assessment

Prospective

1.— Appointment of authorised representatives of disabled persons.E+W+S

(1)In this Act “authorised representative”, in relation to a disabled person, means a person for the time being appointed by or on behalf of that disabled person (in accordance with regulations made under this section) to act as his authorised representative for the purposes of this Act.

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision with respect to the appointment of persons to act as the authorised representatives of disabled persons, including provision—

(a)for the manner in which the appointment of a person as an authorised representative is to be made; and

(b)for any such appointment to be notified to the relevant local authority (as defined in the regulations) if made otherwise than by that authority

(3)Any such regulations—

(a)may provide for the

[F1(i)the parent of a disabled person under the age of sixteen, or

(ii)any other person who is not a parent of his but who has parental responsibility for him ]

to appoint himself or some other person as the authorised representative of the disabled person (but shall not permit a person under that age himself to appoint a person as his authorised representative);

(a)[F2may provide for—

(i)any person who has parental responsibilities in relation to a disabled person under the age of sixteen (“parental responsibilities” having the meaning given by section 1(3) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995); or

(ii)any other person who is entitled to act as the disabled person’s legal representative (as defined in section 15(5) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995),

to appoint] himself or some other person as the authorised representative of the disabled person (but shall not permit a person under that age himself to appoint a person as his authorised representative);

(b)may provide for the appointment of a person as the authorised representative of a disabled person who is a child [F3looked after by] a local authority to be made by that authority in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations;

(c)may, in accordance with subsection (4), provide for the appointment of a person as the authorised representative of a disabled person to be made by, or under arrangements made by, a local authority in a case where the disabled person appears to the authority to be unable to appoint a person as his authorised representative by reason of any mental or physical incapacity;

(d)may contain such incidental or supplementary provisions as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(4)Regulations under paragraph (c) of subsection (3) may make provision—

(a)for requiring a local authority, for the purpose of enabling them to determine whether a disabled person is unable to appoint a person as his authorised representative as mentioned in that paragraph, to obtain the opinion of a registered medical practitioner;

(b)for authorising a local authority, where they determine that a disabled person is so unable, either—

(i)themselves to appoint a person as the disabled person’s authorised representative, or

(ii)to make with any voluntary organisation, person or persons approved by them for the purpose such arrangements as they think fit for such an appointment to be made by the organisation, person or persons concerned;

(c)for requiring or authorising a local authority, before determining the question specified in paragraph (a), or (as the case may be) before making any appointment of an authorised representative, or any arrangements, in pursuance of paragraph (b), to consult any of the following, namely—

(i)a person or persons appointed by them for the purpose, or

(ii)a person or persons falling within any class or description specified in the regulations;

(d)for requiring a local authority, in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations, to review the case of a disabled person whose authorised representative has been appointed in pursuance of paragraph (b) (whether by the local authority or under any arrangements made by them) for the purpose of determining whether he is still unable to appoint a person as his authorised representative as mentioned in subsection (3)(c).

(5)Subsections (2) to (4) shall apply, with any necessary modifications, in relation to the termination of the appointment of a person as an authorised representative as they apply in relation to the making of such an appointment.

(6)It is hereby declared that any person exercising under Part II of the 1983 Act or [F4Parts 5, 6 and 7 of the 2003 Act]

(a)the functions of the nearest relative of a disabled person, or

(b)the functions of the guardian of a disabled person received into guardianship under that Part of that Act,

may, if appointed as such in accordance with this section, also act as that person’s authorised representative.

Prospective

2 Rights of authorised representatives of disabled persons.E+W+S

(1)A local authority shall permit the authorised representative of a disabled person, if so requested by the disabled person—

(a)to act as the representative of the disabled person in connection with the provision by the authority of any services for him in the exercise of any of their functions under the welfare enactments, or

(b)to accompany the disabled person (otherwise than as his representative) to any meeting or interview held by or on behalf of the authority in connection with the provision by them of any such services.

(2)For the purpose of assisting the authorised representative of a disabled person to do any of the things mentioned in subsection (1)(a) and (b) a local authority shall, if so requested by the disabled person—

(a)supply to the authorised representative any information, and

(b)make available for his inspection any documents,

that the disabled person would be entitled to require the authority to supply to him or (as the case may be) to make available for his inspection.

(3)In relation to a disabled person whose authorised representative has been appointed by virtue of subsection (3) of section 1, subsections (1) and (2) above shall each have effect as follows—

(a)if the appointment was made by virtue of subsection (3)(a) of that section, [F5for the words “if so requested by the disabled person” there shall be substituted “if so requested by any person mentioned in section 1(3)(a)(i) or (ii)”][F6for the words “by the disabled person” there shall be substituted the words “by any person appointed by virtue of regulations made under section 1(3)(a)(i) or (ii) of this Act”]; and

(b)if the appointment was made by virtue of subsection (3)(b) or (c) of that section, the words “if so requested by the disabled person” shall be omitted.

(4)A local authority shall not be required by virtue of subsection (1) or (2)—

(a)to permit an authorised representative to be present at any meeting or interview or part of a meeting or interview, or

(b)to supply any information to an authorised representative or to make any documents available for the inspection of an authorised representative,

if the authority are satisfied that to do so would be likely to be harmful to the interests of the disabled person by whom or on whose behalf the representative has been appointed; and in determining that matter the authority shall have regard to any wishes expressed by the disabled person.

(5)Where a disabled person is residing—

(a)in hospital accommodation [F7provided pursuant to arrangements made by the National Health Service Commissioning Board or a clinical commissioning group under the National Health Service Act 2006 or] provided by [F8the Welsh Ministers under section 3(1)(a) of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006, by [F9the Secretary of State under section 2A or 2B] of the National Health Service Act 2006, F10... by a National Health Service Trust established under that Act or the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006] [F11or by an NHS foundation trust] or, in Scotland, in hospital accommodation (other than accommodation at a State hospital) provided by the Secretary of State under section 36(1)(a) of the 1978 Act [F12or by a National Health Service trust established under that Act], or

[F13(aa)in hospital accommodation in respect of the provision of which direct payments are made under section 12A(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006, or]

(b)in accommodation provided by a local authority under [F14Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 or Part 4 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014] or Schedule 8 to the 1977 Act or, in Scotland, under Part IV of the 1968 Act or [F15section 25 of the 2003 Act], or

[F16(bb)in accommodation provided by or on behalf of a local authority under Part III of the Children Act 1989 [F17, or under Part 6 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014], or]

[F18(bc)in Scotland, in accommodation provided by or on behalf of a local authority under Chapter 1 of Part II of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, or]

(c)in accommodation provided by a voluntary organisation in accordance with arrangements made by a local authority under [F19Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 or, in Wales, in compliance with a local authority’s duty to meet the needs of the disabled person pursuant to Part 4 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014] or, in Scotland, provided by a voluntary organisation or other persons in accordance with arrangements made by a local authority under section 59(2)(c) of the 1968 Act, or

[F20(cc)in accommodation provided by a voluntary organisation in accordance with arrangements made by a local authority under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 [F21, or under Part 4 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014], or]

(d)in [F22a care home within the meaning of the M1Care Standards Act 2000] or, in Scotland, in [F23provided by a care home service within the meaning of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8)], or

[F24(dd)in accommodation provided by any educational establishment.]

(e)at any place specified by a person having the guardianship of the disabled person under Part II of the 1983 Act or [F25Parts 5, 6 and 7 of the 2003 Act],

the disabled person’s authorised representative may at any reasonable time visit him there and interview him in private.

(6)In paragraph (c) of subsection (5) “voluntary organisation” in relation to England and Wales includes a housing association within the meaning of the M2Housing Associations Act 1985.

(7)The Secretary of State may, after consulting such bodies representing health authorities or local authorities as appear to him to be appropriate and such other bodies as appear to him to be concerned, provide by order for any of the preceding provisions of this section to have effect (with such modifications as may be prescribed by the order) in relation to—

(a)the provision of services [F26, or the arrangement for the provision of services,] by health authorities in the exercise of such of their functions under [F27the 2006 Act or the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006] or the 1978 Act as may be prescribed by the order, or

(b)the provision of services by local authorities in the exercise of such of their functions as may be so prescribed.

(8)An order under subsection (7) may provide for any provision of regulations made under section 1 to have effect for the purposes of the order with such modifications as may be prescribed by the order, and in that event the reference in subsection (1) of that section to regulations made under that section shall be read as a reference to any such regulations as they have effect in accordance with the order.

(9)In subsection (7)—

  • health authority”—

    (a)

    [F28in relation to England, means [F29the National Health Service Commissioning Board, a clinical commissioning group or] F30... a Special Health Authority F31...,

    (aa)

    in relation to Wales, means a [F32Local Health Board] or a Special Health Authority, and]

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, means a Health Board; and

  • local authority”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, has the meaning given by section 270(1) of the M3Local Government Act 1972; and

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, means a [F33council constituted under the Local Government (etc.) Scotland Act 1994].

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F6Words in s. 2(3)(a) substituted (S.) (1.11.1996) by 1995 c. 36, s. 105(4), Sch. 4 para. 39(3)(a) (with s. 103(1)); S.I. 1996/2203, art. 3(3), Sch.

F15Words in s. 2(5)(b) substituted (S.) (5.10.2005) by Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 13), s. 333(2), sch. 4 para. 4(2); S.S.I. 2005/161, art. 3 (as substituted by S.S.I. 2005/375, art. 2 and as amended by S.S.I. 2005/459, art. 2)

F18S. 2(5)(bc) inserted (S.) (1.4.1997) by 1995 c. 36, s. 105(4), Sch. 4 para. 39(3)(b) (with s. 103(1)); S.I. 1996/3201, art. 3(7)

F22Words in s. 2(5)(d) substituted (1.4.2002) by 2000 c. 14, s. 116, Sch. 4 para. 11; S.I. 2001/4150, art. 3(3)(a) (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4 and to the amendment of art. 3 by S.I. 2002/1493, art. 6); S.I. 2002/920, art. 3(3)(d) (with art. 3(4)-(10) and subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 1-3)

F23Words in s. 2(5)(d) substituted (1.4.2002) by 2001 asp 8, s. 79, Sch. 3 para. 13; S.S.I. 2002/162, art. 2(h) (subject to arts. 3-13)

F28S. 2(9): in definition of "health authority" paras. (a)(aa) substituted for para. (a) (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2469, reg. 4, Sch. 1 para. 12

F33Words in s. 2(9) substituted (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 39, s. 180(1), Sch. 13 para. 148(2); S.I. 1996/323, art. 4(1)(c)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 2: transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/672, art. 2, Sch. 2

Marginal Citations

Prospective

3 Assessment by local authorities [F34in F35... Scotland] of needs of disabled persons.E+W+S

(1)Where—

(a)on any assessment carried out by them in pursuance of any provision of this Act, or

(b)on any other occasion,

it falls to a local authority [F36in F37... Scotland] to decide whether the needs of a disabled person call for the provision by the authority (in accordance with any of the welfare enactments) of any statutory services for that person, the authority shall afford an opportunity to the disabled person or his authorised representative to make, within such reasonable period as the authority may allow for the purpose, representations to an officer of the authority as to any needs of the disabled person calling for the provision by the authority (in accordance with any of those enactments) of any statutory services for him.

(2)Where any such representations have been made to a local authority in accordance with subsection (1) or the period mentioned in that subsection has expired without any such representations being made, and the authority have reached a decision on the question referred to in that subsection (having taken into account any representations made as mentioned above), the authority shall, if so requested by the disabled person or his authorised representative, supply the person making the request with a written statement—

(a)either specifying—

(i)any needs of the disabled person which in the opinion of the authority call for the provision by them of any statutory services, and

(ii)in the case of each such need, the statutory services that they propose to provide to meet that need,

or stating that, in their opinion, the disabled person has no needs calling for the provision by them of any such services; and

(b)giving an explanation of their decision; and

(c)containing particulars of the right of the disabled person or his authorised representative to make representations with respect to the statement under subsection (4).

(3)Where the local authority do not propose to provide any statutory services to meet a particular need identified in any representations under subsection (1), any statement supplied under subsection (2) must state that fact together with the reasons why the authority do not propose to provide any such services.

(4)If the disabled person or his authorised representative is dissatisfied with any matter included in the statement supplied under subsection (2), that person may, within such reasonable period as the authority may allow for the purpose, make representations to an officer of the authority with respect to that matter.

(5)Where any such representations have been made to the authority in accordance with subsection (4), the authority shall—

(a)consider (or, as the case may be, reconsider) whether any, and (if so) what, statutory services should be provided by them for the disabled person to meet any need identified in the representations; and

(b)inform the disabled person or his authorised representative in writing of their decision on that question and their reasons for that decision.

(6)Where—

(a)the disabled person or his authorised representative is unable to communicate, or (as the case may be) be communicated with, orally or in writing (or in each of those ways) by reason of any mental or physical incapacity, or

(b)both of those persons are in that position (whether by reason of the same incapacity or not),

the local authority shall provide such services as, in their opinion, are necessary to ensure that any such incapacity does not—

(i)prevent the authority from discharging their functions under this section in relation to the disabled person, or

(ii)prevent the making of representations under this section by or on behalf of that person.

(7)In determining whether they are required to provide any services under subsection (6) to meet any need of the disabled person or his authorised representative, and (if so) what those services should be, the local authority shall have regard to any views expressed by either of those persons as to the necessity for any such services or (as appropriate) to any views so expressed as the services which should be so provided.

(8)In this section “representations” means representations made orally or in writing (or both).

4 Services under s. 2 of the 1970 Act: duty to consider needs of disabled persons.E+W+S

[F38(1)]When requested to do so by—

(a)a disabled person,

(b)his authorised representative, or

(c)any person who provides care for him in the circumstances mentioned in section 8,

a local authority [F39in England] shall decide whether the needs of the disabled person call for the provision by the authority of any services in accordance with [F40section 2(4)] of the 1970 Act (provision of welfare services).

[F41(2)F42... This section applies only if the disabled person is aged under 18.]

5 Disabled persons leaving special education.E+W

(1)Where—

(a)a local authority have made a statement under section 7 of the M4Education Act 1981 [F43section 168 of the Education Act 1993 or section 324 of the Education Act 1996] (statement of child’s educational needs) [F44, or have maintained an EHC plan under section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014,] in respect of a child F45... and

(b)the statement [F46or plan] is still maintained by the authority at whichever is the earlier of the following times, namely—

(i)the time when they institute [F47a review of the statement [F46or plan] prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph], and

(ii)any time falling after [F48they have carried out the review prescribed for the purposes of sub-paragraph (i)] when they institute a re-assessment of his educational needs,

the authority shall at that time require the appropriate officer to give to the authority his opinion as to whether the child is or is not a disabled person.

(2)Where—

(a)a [F49local authority] make any such statement [F50, or secure the preparation of an EHC plan,] in respect of a child after he has attained the age of 14, or

(b)a [F49local authority] maintain any such statement [F51or plan] in respect of a child in whose case the appropriate officer has, in pursuance of subsection (1), given his opinion that the child is not a disabled person, but the authority have become aware of a significant change in the mental or physical condition of the child giving them reason to believe that he may now be a disabled person,

the authority shall, at the time of making the statement [F52, securing the preparation of the plan] or (as the case may be) of becoming aware of that change, require the appropriate officer to give to the authority his opinion as to whether the child is or is not a disabled person.

[F53(3)In the following provisions of this section and in section 6 a person in respect of whom the appropriate officer has given his opinion that he is a disabled person is referred to as a “disabled student”.

(3A)The responsible authority shall give to the appropriate officer written notification for the purposes of subsection (5) of the date on which any disabled student will cease to be of compulsory school age, and the notification shall state—

(a)his name and address; and

(b)whether or not he intends to remain in full-time education and, if he does, the name of the school or other institution at which the education will be received;

and shall be given not earlier than twelve months, nor later than eight months, before that date.

(3B)Where, in the case of a disabled student over compulsory school age who is receiving relevant full-time education, that is—

(a)full-time education at a school; or

(b)full-time further or higher education at an institution other than a school;

it appears to the responsible authority that the student will cease to receive relevant full-time education on a date (“the leaving date”) on which he will be under the age of nineteen years and eight months, the responsible authority shall give written notification for the purposes of subsection (5) to the appropriate officer.

(3C)That notification shall state—

(a)his name and address; and

(b)the leaving date;

and shall be given not earlier than twelve months, nor later than eight months, before the leaving date.

(4)If at any time it appears to the responsible authority—

(a)that a disabled student has ceased to receive relevant full-time education or will cease to do so on a date less than 8 months after that time, and

(b)that no notification has been given under subsection (3B), but

(c)that, had the responsible authority for the time being been aware of his intentions 8 months or more before that date, they would have been required to give notification under that subsection with respect to him,

that authority shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable, give written notification for the purposes of subsection (5) to the appropriate officer of his name and address and of the date on which he ceased to receive, or will cease to receive, that education.]

(5)When the appropriate officer receives a notification given with respect to [F54a student under subsection (3A) that he does not intend to remain in full-time education or under subsection (3B)] or (4), he shall (subject to subsections (6) and (7) make arrangements for the local authority of which he is an officer to carry out an assessment of the needs of that person with respect to the provision by that authority of any statutory services for that person in accordance with any of the welfare enactments, and any such assessment shall be carried out—

(a)in the case of a [F55notification under subsection (3A) or (3B)], not later than the end of the period of 5 months beginning with the date of receipt of the notification, or

(b)in the case of a notification under subsection (4), before the date specified in the notification, if reasonably practicable, and in any event not later than the end of the period referred to in paragraph (a) above.

(6)If—

(a)a notification has been given to the appropriate officer with respect to any person under subsection [F56(3A) that he does not intend to remain in full-time education or under subsection (3B)] or (4), but

(b)it subsequently appears to [F57the responsible authority that the person will be receiving relevant full-time education] at a time later than the date specified in the notification,

the authority shall give written notification of the relevant facts to that officer as soon as is reasonably practicable; and on receiving any such notification that officer shall cease to be required under subsection (5) to make arrangements for the assessment of the needs of the person in question (but without prejudice to the operation of that subsection in relation to any further notification given with respect to that person under subsection [F56(3A) that he does not intend to remain in full-time education or under subsection (3B)] or (4)).

(7)Nothing in subsection (5) shall require the appropriate officer to make arrangements for the assessment of the needs of a person—

(a)if, having attained the age of 16, he has requested that such arrangements should not be made under that subsection, or

(b)if, being under that age, his parent or [F58other person who is not a parent of his but who has parental responsibility for him] has made such a request.

(8)Regulations under [F59paragraph 7 of Schedule 27 to the Education Act 1996] (assessments and statements of special educational needs) may, in relation to the transfer of statements [F60maintained under section 324] of that Act, make such provision as appears to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient in connection with the preceding provisions of this section.

[F61(8A)Regulations under section 47 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (transfer of EHC plans) may make such provision as appears to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient in connection with subsections (1) to (7) of this section.]

(9)In this section—

and other expressions used in this section and in [F76the Education Act 1996] [F77or the Further and Higher Education Act 1992] (and not defined in this Act) have the same meaning in this section as in [F78those Acts].

(10)This section applies to England and Wales only.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F43Words in s. 5(1)(a) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para. 64(2) (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39)

F45Words in s. 5(1)(a) omitted (15.6.2001 for specified purposes otherwise 1.1.2002 for E., and 21.1.2002 for specified purposes otherwise 1.4.2002 for W.) by 2001 c. 10, s. 42(1), Sch. 8 para. 17(a) (with s. 43(13)); S.I. 2001/2217, arts. 4, 5, Sch. (as amended (31.8.2001) by S.I. 2001/2614, art. 4); S.I. 2002/74, arts. 4, 5, Sch. Pt. II and the said words repealed (1.1.2002 for E. and otherwise 1.4.2002 for W.) by 2001 c. 10, s. 42(6), Sch. 9 (with s. 43(13)); S.I. 2001/2217, art. 5, Sch. (as amended (31.8.2001) by S.I. 2001/2614, art. 4); S.I. 2002/74, arts. 4, 5, Sch. Pt. II

F47Words in s. 5(1)(b)(i) substituted (15.6.2001 for specified purposes otherwise 1.1.2002 for E., and 21.1.2002 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.2002 for W.) by 2001 c. 10, s. 42(1), Sch. 8 para. 17(b)(i) (with s. 43(13)); S.I. 2001/2217, arts. 4, 5, Sch. (as amended (31.8.2001) by S.I. 2001/2614, art. 4); S.I. 2002/74, arts. 4, 5, Sch. Pt. II

F48Words in s. 5(1)(b)(ii) substituted (15.6.2001 for specified purposes and 1.1.2002 for E. and 21.1.2002 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.2002 for W.) by 2001 c. 10, s. 42(1), Sch. 8 para. 17(b)(ii) (with s. 43(13)); S.I. 2001/2217, arts. 4, 5, Sch (as amended (31.8.2001) by S.I. 2001/2614, art. 4); S.I. 2002/74, arts. 4, 5, Sch. Pt. II

F59Words in s. 5(8) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para. 64(3)(a) (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39)

F60Words in s. 5(8) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para. 64(3)(b) (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39)

F65Definition of "prescribed" in s. 5(9) inserted (15.6.2001 for specified purposes and 1.1.2002 for E., and 21.1.2002 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.2002 for W.) by 2001 c. 10, s. 42(1), Sch. 8 para. 18 (with s. 43(13)); S.I. 2001/2217, arts. 4, 5, Sch. (as amended (31.8.2001) by S.I. 2001/2614, art. 4); S.I. 2002/74, arts. 4, 5, Sch. Pt. II

F66Words in s. 5(9) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para. 64(4)(a) (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39)

F68S. 5(9): in the definition "the responsible authority" paras. (b)(c) substituted for para. (b) (1.4.1993) by Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (c. 13), s. 93(1), Sch. 8 Pt. II para. 91(5)(b); S.I. 1992/831, art. 2, Sch. 3

F69S. 5(9): words in para. (c) in definition of "the responsible authority" substituted (28.7.2000 so far as consequential upon ss. 130, 131, Sch. 8 and 1.4.2001 for all other purposes for E. and 1.4.2001 for all other purposes for W.) by 2000 c. 21, ss. 149, 153(3)(5)(d), Sch. 9 para. 12; S.I. 2001/654, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. II (with transitional provisions in art. 3); S.I. 2001/1274, art. 2(1), Sch. Pt. I (with transitional provisions and savings in arts. 3, 4)

F71Words in s. 5(9) omitted (1.4.2012) by virtue of Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 16 para. 6(a); S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

F74Words in s. 5(9) omitted (1.4.2012) by virtue of Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 16 para. 6(b); S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

F76Words in s. 5(9) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para. 64(4)(b) (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 5: transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/672, art. 2, Sch. 1

Marginal Citations

6 Review of expected leaving dates from full - time education of disabled persons.E+W+S

[F79(1)The responsible authority shall for the purposes of section 5 above keep under review the date when any disabled student is expected to cease to receive relevant full-time education.]

(2)Subsection (9) of section 5 shall have effect for the purposes of this section as it has effect for the purposes of that section.

Prospective

7 Persons discharged from hospital.E+W+S

(1)When a person is to be discharged from a hospital after having received medical treatment for mental disorder as an in-patient for a continuous period of not less than 6 months ending with the date on which he is to be discharged, the managers of the hospital shall give written notification of that date—

(a)to the health authority in whose F80... area it appears to the managers that that person is likely to reside after his discharge (unless the managers are that authority),

(b)to the local authority in whose area it appears to them that the person is likely then to reside, and

(c)in the case of a person under the relevant age on that date, to the appropriate officer [F81of that local authority],

as soon as it is reasonably practicable after that date is known to the managers.

(2)Where—

(a)a person liable to be detained under the 1983 Act or the [F822003] Act is discharged from a hospital in pursuance of an order for his immediate discharge made by [F83the First-tier Tribunal or the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales] or, in Scotland, by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland or by the sheriff, and

(b)he is so discharged after having received medical treatment for mental disorder as an in-patient for a continuous period of not less than 6 months ending with the date of his discharge,

the managers of the hospital shall give written notification of that person’s discharge in accordance with paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of subsection (1) above as soon as is reasonably practicable.

(3)Where—

(a)a health authority receive a notification given with respect to a person under subsection (1) or (2), or

(b)the managers of a hospital from which a person is to be, or is, discharged as mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) are the health authority referred to in subsection (1)(a),

that authority shall (subject to subsection (7)) make arrangements for an assessment of the needs of that person with respect to the provision of any services [F84mentioned in subsection (3A)]; and in making any such arrangements a health authority falling within paragraph (a) above shall consult the managers of the hospital in question.

[F85(3A)The services referred to in subsection (3) are—

(a)in relation to England, services whose provision must be arranged by a clinical commissioning group under section 3 of the 2006 Act, or by the National Health Service Commissioning Board by virtue of section 3B of that Act;

(b)in relation to Wales, services which must be provided by the Welsh Ministers under the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006; or

(c)in relation to Scotland, services which must be provided by the Scottish Ministers under the 1978 Act.]

(4)Where a local authority receive a notification given with respect to a person under subsection (1) or (2), the authority shall (subject to subsection (7)) make arrangements for an assessment of the needs of that person with respect to the provision of any services under any of the welfare enactments.

(5)A health authority and a local authority who are by virtue of subsections (3) and (4) each required to make arrangements for an assessment of the needs of a particular person shall co-operate with each other in the making of those arrangements.

(6)Any assessment for which arrangements are required to be made by virtue of subsection (3) or (4) shall be carried out—

(a)where the notification in question was given under subsection (1), not later than the date mentioned in that subsection, or

(b)where the notification in question was given under subsection (2), as soon as is reasonably practicable after receipt of the notification.

(7)A health authority or a local authority shall not be required to make arrangements for an assessment of the needs of a person by virtue of subsection (3) or (4) if that person has requested them not to make any such arrangements.

(8)Nothing in this section shall apply in relation to a person who is being discharged from a hospital for the purpose of being transferred to another hospital in which he will be an in-patient (whether or not he will be receiving medical treatment for mental disorder); but any reference in subsection (1) or (2) to a person’s having received medical treatment for mental disorder as an in-patient for the period mentioned in that subsection is a reference to his having received such treatment for that period as an in-patient in one or more hospitals (any interruption of that period attributable to his being transferred between hospitals being disregarded).

(9)In this section—

  • [F86“the appropriate officer” of a local authority is such officer discharging education functions (as defined in section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996) of that authority or, in Scotland, functions of that authority in their capacity as an education authority, as may be appointed by the authority for the purposes of this section;]

  • health authority”—

    (a)

    [F87in relation to England, means [F88a clinical commissioning group] ,

    (aa)

    in relation to Wales, means a [F89Local Health Board], and]

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, means a Health Board;

  • the managers”—

    (a)

    in relation to—

    (i)

    a health service hospital within the meaning of [F90the 2006 Act or the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006] (other than a special hospital [F91or a hospital vested in a National Health Service trust] [F92[F93or an NHS foundation trust] ),

    (ii)

    a health service hospital within the meaning of the 1978 Act (other than a State hospital [F91or a hospital vested in a National Health Service trust]), or

    (iii)

    any accommodation provided by a local authority and used as a hospital by or on behalf of the Secretary of State under [F94the 2006 Act, or the Welsh Ministers under the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006],

    means the [F95Secretary of State where the Secretary of State is responsible for the administration of the hospital, or means the] F96... [F97Health Authority or Special Health Authority], or (as the case may be) the Health Board who are responsible for the administration of the hospital;

    (b)

    in relation to a special hospital, means the Secretary of State;

    (bb)

    F98[F99. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

    (c)

    in relation to a State hospital, means F100... the Secretary of State; F101...

    (cc)

    [F102in relation to a hospital vested in a National Health Service trust means the directors of that trust;]

    (cd)

    [F103in relation to a hospital vested in an NHS foundation trust, means the board of directors of that trust;] [F102and]

    (d)

    in relation to any other hospital, means the persons for the time being having the management of the hospital;

  • medical treatment”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, has the meaning given by section 145(1) of the 1983 Act; and

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, has the meaning given by [F104section 329(1) of the 2003 Act]; and

  • the relevant age”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, means the age of 19; and

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, means the age of 18.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F80Words in s. 7(1)(a) repealed (28.6.1995 for certain purposes and 1.4.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2, 5, 8, Sch. 1 Pt. III para. 111(3)(a), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F87Words in s. 7(9) substituted (1.10.2002 for E.W.) by 2002 c. 17, s. 2(5), Sch. 2 Pt. 2 para. 51; S.I. 2002/2478, art. 3(1)

F91Words in s. 7(9) inserted (28.6.1995 for certain purposes and 1.4.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2, 8, Sch. 1 Pt. III para. 111(3)(b)(ii) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F97Words in s. 7(9) substituted (28.6.1995 for certain purposes only and 1.4.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2, 8, Sch. 1 Pt. III para. 111(3)(b)(ii) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F98S. 7(9): para. (bb) in definition of “the managers” omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), s. 306(4), Sch. 5 para. 40(b)(iv); S.I. 2013/160, art. 2(2) (with arts. 7-9)

F99S. 7(9): para. (bb) in definition of “the managers” inserted (E.W.) (8.2.2000) by S.I. 2000/90, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 18(3)(b) (with art. 2(5))

F100Words in s. 7(9) repealed (S.) (5.10.2005) by Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 13), s. 333(2), sch. 5 Pt. 1; S.S.I. 2005/161, art. 3 (as substituted by S.S.I. 2005/375, art. 2 and as amended by S.S.I. 2005/459, art. 2)

F102S. 7(9): para. (cc) and word in definition of "the managers" inserted by National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19, SIF 113:2), s. 66(1), Sch. 9 para. 30(2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 7: transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/672, art. 2, Sch. 1

8 Duty of local authority [F105in F106... Scotland] to take into account abilities of carer.E+W+S

(1)Where—

(a)a disabled person is living at home and receiving a substantial amount of care on a regular basis from another person (who is not a person employed to provide such care by any body in the exercise of its functions under any enactment), and

(b)it falls to a local authority [F107in F108... Scotland] to decide whether the disabled person’s needs call for the provision by them of any services for him under any of the welfare enactments,

the local authority shall, in deciding that question, have regard to the ability of that other person to continue to provide such care on a regular basis.

(2)Where that other person is unable to communicate, or (as the case may be) be communicated with, orally or in writing (or in each of those ways) by reason of any mental or physical incapacity, the local authority shall provide such services as, in their opinion, are necessary to ensure that any such incapacity does not prevent the authority from being properly informed as to the ability of that person to continue to provide care as mentioned in subsection (1).

(3)Section 3(7) shall apply for the purposes of subsection (2) above as it applies for the purposes of section 3(6), but as if any reference to the disabled person or his authorised representative were a reference to the person mentioned in subsection (2).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4S. 8 restricted (E.W.) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 12, ss. 1(5), 5(2)

S. 8 excluded (S.) (1.4.1996) by 1968 c. 49, s. 12A(3A)-(3C) (as inserted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 12, ss. 2(2), 5(2))

S. 8 restricted (S.) (1.4.1997) by 1995 c. 36, s. 24(3) (with s. 103(1)); S.I. 1996/3201, art. 3(7)

Commencement Information

I1S. 8(2)(3) not yet in force at basedate