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Children Act 1989

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29After section 65 (guardians ad litem and reporting officers) there shall be inserted—

65APanels for selection of guardians ad litem and reporting officers

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for the establishment of panels of persons from whom guardians ad litem and reporting officers appointed under rules made under section 65 must be selected.

(2)The regulations may, in particular, make provision—

(a)as to the constitution, administration and procedures of panels;

(b)requiring two or more specified local authorities to make arrangements for the joint management of a panel;

(c)for the defrayment by local authorities of expenses incurred by members of panels;

(d)for the payment by local authorities of fees and allowances for members of panels;

(e)as to the qualifications for membership of a panel;

(f)as to the training to be given to members of panels;

(g)as to the co-operation required of specified local authorities in the provision of panels in specified areas; and

(h)for monitoring the work of guardians ad litem and reporting officers.

(3)Rules of court may make provision as to the assistance which any guardian ad litem or reporting officer may be required by the court to give to it.

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