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Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

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Schedule 1Enactments Conferring Functions Assigned to Social Services Committee

EnactmentNature of functions
Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)
Part IIIProtection of the young in relation to criminal and summary proceedings; children appearing before court as in need of care, protection or control; committal of children to approved school or care of fit person, etc.
Part IVRemand homes, approved schools and children in care of fit persons.
National Health Service Act 1946 (c. 81)
Section 22(1) and (2)Care of expectant and nursing mothers and vouna children.
Section 29Provision of domestic help for certain households.
The following sections, so far as they apply in relation to any function under the said section 22 or 29 or section 12 or 13 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 (c. 46), being a social services function:—
Section 20Submission of proposals for provision of certain services.
Section 58(2)Acquisition of land.
Section 63Use of certain premises and equipment.
Section 65Provision of accommodation for staff.
National Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29)
Sections 21 to 27Provision of residential accommodation for the aged, infirm, needy. etc.
Sections 29 and 30Welfare of persons who are blind, deaf, dumb or otherwise handicapped or are suffering from mental disorder; use of voluntary organisations for administration of welfare schemes.
Sections 37 to 41Registration of disabled or old persons' homes, residential homes for mentally disordered persons and charities for disabled.
Sections 43 to 45Recovery of costs of providing certain services.
Section 48Temporary protection of property belonging to persons in hospital or accommodation provided under Part III of the Act, etc.
Section 49Defraying expenses of local authority officer applying for appointment as receiver for certain patients.
Section 50(3) and (4)Burial or cremation of person dying in accommodation provided under the said Part III; recovery of funeral expenses from his estate.
Section 56(3) except so far as it relates to an offence under section 47(11).Prosecution of offences.
Section 58Acquisition of land.
Children Act 1948 (c. 43)Provision for orphans, deserted children, children suffering from mental disorder, etc.; assumption by local authority of parental rights; local authority as fit person under Act of 1933; children in care; financing of children's maintenance and education, etc.; registration of voluntary children's homes and use of voluntary organisations.
Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act 1948 (c. 53)Regulation of nurseries and child-minders.
Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1958 (c. 33) Section 3Provision of facilities for enabling disabled persons to be employed or work under special conditions.
Children Act 1958 (c. 65)Protection of children living away from their parents; prosecution of offences.
Adoption Act 1958 (7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 5)Making, etc. arrangements for the adoption of children; regulation of adoption societies; care, possession and supervision of children awaiting adoption; prosecution of offences.

Mental Health Act 1959 (c. 72) Parts II to VI and IX except—

(a) sections 12 and 13;

(b) sections 14 to 18 and section 23 so far as it relates to offences under those sections or any enactment thereby applied;

(c) sections 28(2), 37, 47(3) and 56(2)(d);

(d) section 131 in its application to offences relating to a mental nursing home or a patient admissible to, or receiving treatment in or at, such a home.

Welfare of the mentally disordered while in hospital or mental nursing home; guardianship of persons suffering from mental disorder including such persons removed to England and Wales from Scotland or Northern Ireland; exercise of functions of nearest relative of person so suffering.
Matrimonial Proceedings (Magistrates' Courts) Act 1960 (c. 48) Section 2(1)(f)Supervision of child subject to court order in matrimonial proceedings.

Mental Health (Scotland) Act1960 (c. 61)

Section 10

Welfare of certain persons while in hospital in Scotland.

Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act 1962 (c. 33)

Section 5(1)(b), and as extended by section 45(9) of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 (c. 46).

Research into matters relating to local authority welfare services.
Children and Young Persons Act 1963 (c. 37) Part IPromotion of welfare of children; powers relating to young persons in need of care, protection or control; further provisions for protection of the young in relation to criminal proceedings; recovery of contributions in respect of child.
Part III, except section 56Research into matters connected with functions under enactments relating to children and young persons; provisions relating to children in respect of whom parental rights assumed by local authority; assistance of persons formerly in care.

Matrimonial Causes Act 1965 (c. 72)

Section 37

Supervision of child subject to court order in matrimonial proceedings.
Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 (c. 20) Schedule 4Provision and maintenance of reception centres for persons without a settled way of living.
Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 (c. 46) Section 12Prevention of illness and care and after-care of the sick.
Section 13Provision of home help and laundry facilities for certain households.
Section 45Promotion of welfare of old people.
Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49) Sections 75(2) and 76(4)Reference for consideration, etc. of case of child in care whose parent moves to Scotland and transfer of child.

Family Law Reform Act 1969 (c. 46)

Section 7(4) ......

Supervision of ward of court.
Children and Young Persons Act 1969 (c. 54) The whole Act except sections 1, 2 and 9 in so far as they assign functions to a local authority in their capacity of a local education authority.Care and other treatment of children and young persons through court proceedings; accommodation for children in care; welfare, etc. of foster children.
Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (c. 44) Section 1Obtaining information as to need for, and publishing information as to existence of, certain welfare services.
Section 2Provision of certain welfare services.
Section 18Provision of certain information required by Secretary of State.
Section 6 of this ActAppointment of director of social services, etc.

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