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Children Act 1989

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The Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (c. 42)

26(1)In Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (enactments conferring functions assigned to social service committee)—

(a)in the entry relating to the Mental Health Act 1959, for the words “sections 8 and 9” there shall be substituted “section 8”; and

(b)in the entry relating to the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, for the words “sections 1, 2 and 9” there shall be substituted “section 9”.

(2)At the end of that Schedule there shall be added—

  • Children Act 1989.

  • The whole Act, in so far as it confers functions on a local authority within the meaning of that Act.

  • Welfare reports.

  • Consent to application for residence order in respect of child in care.

  • Family assistance orders.

  • Functions under Part III of the Act (local authority support for children and families).

  • Care and supervision.

  • Protection of children.

  • Functions in relation to community homes, voluntary homes and voluntary organisations, registered children’s homes, private arrangements for fostering children, child minding and day care for young children.

  • Inspection of children’s homes on behalf of Secretary of State.

  • Research and returns of information.

  • Functions in relation to children accommodated by health authorities and local education authorities or in residential care, nursing or mental nursing homes or in independent schools.

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