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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

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4Strategies prepared by local authorities (children’s services authorities)
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(1)The duty of a local authority to publish a strategy under section 2(1) is discharged on publication by the authority of a plan under section 26 of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31).

(2)The Children Act 2004 (c. 31) is amended as follows.

(3)In section 26 (children and young people’s plans)—

(a)for subsection (1), substitute—

(1A)A children’s services authority in Wales must, in accordance with regulations made by the Welsh Ministers, prepare and publish a plan setting out the authority’s strategy for discharging their functions in relation to children and relevant young persons.

(1B)A children’s services authority in Wales must include in their plan—

(a)the arrangements made or to be made under section 25 by the authority;

(b)the children’s services authority’s strategy under section 2 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (strategies for contributing to the eradication of child poverty).

(1C)A children’s services authority in Wales may include in their plan—

(a)the strategy or proposals in relation to children and relevant young persons of any partner of the authority;

(b)the strategy under section 2 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (strategies for contributing to the eradication of child poverty) of any partner of the authority.

(1D)The powers of a children’s services authority in subsection (1C) are subject to any duty imposed in regulations under subsection (2)(a).;

(b)in subsection (3)(b), for “person or body with whom a children’s services authority in Wales makes or proposes to make such arrangements” substitute “partner”;

(c)for subsection (6) substitute—

(6)In this section—

  • “partner” means any person or body with whom a children’s services authority in Wales has made an arrangement under section 25;

  • “relevant young persons” means the persons, in addition to children, in relation to whom arrangements under section 25 may be made..

(4)In section 66 (regulations and orders), after subsection (6) insert—

(7)Any statutory instrument containing regulations made under section 26 by the Welsh Ministers is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

(8)Paragraphs 33 to 35 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 make provision about the National Assembly for Wales procedures that apply to any statutory instrument containing regulations or an order made in exercise of functions conferred upon the National Assembly for Wales by this Act that have been transferred to the Welsh Ministers by virtue of paragraph 30 of that Schedule..

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