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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 68: Children’s needs arising from the health conditions of their parents

136.This section complements the provision in section 67 by imposing a duty on NHS bodies, when certain health services are provided, to make suitable arrangements to consider whether the health needs of a parent are such that any children may be eligible for services from a local authority whether under section 17 of the 1989 Act or another provision. The health body must also make suitable arrangements for referral of appropriate cases to the relevant local authority but this duty is subject to any duty owed to the child or carer in relation to disclosure of information whether under a common law duty of confidentiality or any duty owed to the subject of the information under the Data Protection Act 1998.

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