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Children Act 1989

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82Financial support by Secretary of State

(1)The Secretary of State may (with the consent of the Treasury) defray or contribute towards—

(a)any fees or expenses incurred by any person undergoing approved child care training;

(b)any fees charged, or expenses incurred, by any person providing approved child care training or preparing material for use in connection with such training; or

(c)the cost of maintaining any person undergoing such training.

(2)The Secretary of State may make grants to local authorities in respect of expenditure incurred by them in providing secure accommodation in community homes other than assisted community homes.

(3)Where—

(a)a grant has been made under subsection (2) with respect to any secure accommodation; but

(b)the grant is not used for the purpose for which it was made or the accommodation is not used as, or ceases to be used as, secure accommodation,

the Secretary of State may (with the consent of the Treasury) require the authority concerned to repay the grant, in whole or in part.

(4)The Secretary of State may make grants to voluntary organisations towards—

(a)expenditure incurred by them in connection with the establishment, maintenance or improvement of voluntary homes which, at the time when the expenditure was incurred—

(i)were assisted community homes; or

(ii)were designated as such; or

(b)expenses incurred in respect of the borrowing of money to defray any such expenditure.

(5)The Secretary of State may arrange for the provision, equipment and maintenance of homes for the accommodation of children who are in need of particular facilities and services which—

(a)are or will be provided in those homes; and

(b)in the opinion of the Secretary of State, are unlikely to be readily available in community homes.

(6)In this Part—

  • “child care training” means training undergone by any person with a view to, or in the course of—

    (a)

    his employment for the purposes of any of the functions mentioned in section 83(9) or in connection with the adoption of children or with the accommodation of children in a residential care home, nursing home or mental nursing home; or

    (b)

    his employment by a voluntary organisation for similar purposes;

  • “approved child care training” means child care training which is approved by the Secretary of State; and

  • “secure accommodation” means accommodation provided for the purpose of restricting the liberty of children.

(7)Any grant made under this section shall be of such amount, and shall be subject to such conditions, as the Secretary of State may (with the consent of the Treasury) determine.

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