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(1)Where it appears to a local authority that a person—

(a)with whom they are under a duty to keep in touch under section 23B, 23C or 24; or

(b)whom they have been advising and befriending under section 24A; or

(c)to whom they have been giving assistance under section 24B,

proposes to live, or is living, in the area of another local authority [F2, or in the area of a local authority in Wales], they must inform that other authority.

[F3(2)Where a child who is accommodated in England—

(a)by a voluntary organisation or in a private children’s home;

(b)by or on behalf of any Local Health Board or Special Health Authority;

(c)by or on behalf of a clinical commissioning group or the National Health Service Commissioning Board;

(d)by or on behalf of a local authority in the exercise of education functions;

(e)by or on behalf of a local authority in Wales in the exercise of education functions;

(f)in any care home or independent hospital; or

(g) in any accommodation provided by or on behalf of a National Health Service trust or by or on behalf of an NHS Foundation Trust,

ceases to be so accommodated after reaching the age of 16, the person by whom or on whose behalf the child was accommodated or who carries on or manages the home or hospital (as the case may be) must inform the local authority or local authority in Wales within whose area the child proposes to live.]

(3)Subsection (2) only applies, by virtue of [F4any of paragraphs (b) to (g)], if the accommodation has been provided for a consecutive period of at least three months.

[F5(4)In a case where a child was accommodated by or on behalf of a local authority, or a local authority in Wales, in the exercise of education functions, subsection (2) applies only if the authority who accommodated the child is different from the authority within whose area the child proposes to live.]]

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F1 Ss. 24, 24A, 24B, 24C substituted for s. 24 (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 35 , s. 4(1) ; S.I. 2001/2191 , art. 2 ; S.I. 2001/2878 , art. 2

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