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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

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2trategies for contributing to the eradication of child poverty
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(1)A Welsh authority must prepare and publish a strategy for contributing to the eradication of child poverty in Wales which sets out each of the following—

(a)objectives chosen by the authority (subject to subsections (3) and (4)) which—

(i)relate to one or more of the broad aims for contributing to the eradication of child poverty, and

(ii)may be pursued in the exercise of its functions;

(b)any objectives specified in relation to the authority in regulations under subsection (5);

(c)actions to be performed and functions to be exercised by the authority for the purpose of achieving the objectives under paragraph (a) and, if any objectives are specified in relation to the authority in regulations under subsection (5), paragraph (b).

(2)A Welsh authority must take all reasonable steps to perform the actions and exercise the functions referred to in subsection (1)(c) in accordance with its strategy.

(3)The Welsh Ministers and a local authority must choose a range of objectives under subsection (1)(a) relating to all of the broad aims for the eradication of child poverty.

(4)The Welsh Ministers must also choose objectives under subsection (1)(a) which—

(a)relate to their powers to provide funding to any person, and

(b)promote the broad aims for the eradication of child poverty.

(5)The Welsh Ministers may specify objectives for a Welsh authority in regulations if—

(a)the objectives relate to one or more of the broad aims for contributing to the eradication of child poverty, and

(b)the objectives may be pursued by the Welsh authority in the exercise of its functions.

(6)Regulations under subsection (5) may also provide that subsection (1)(a) and paragraph (c) of that subsection (as it relates to paragraph (a)) do not apply to a Welsh authority to the extent specified in the regulations.

(7)For the purposes of this section, a reference to an action to be performed or a function to be exercised by a Welsh authority is a reference to an action or function which is within the powers of the Welsh authority.

(8)For provision about the preparation and publication of strategies, see sections 3 to 5 of this Measure and section 26 of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31).

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