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Care Standards Act 2000

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Background

    1. The Registered Homes Act 1984

    2. The Children Act 1989

    3. Other Relevant Legislation

  4. The Act

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part I  Introductory

      1. Preliminary

        1. Section 1  Children’s homes

        2. Section 2 Independent hospitals

        3. Section 3 Care homes

        4. Section 4  Other basic definitions

      2. Registration authorities

        1. Sections 5 and 6 and Schedule 1  Registration authorities

        2. Section 6   National Care Standards Commission

        3. Section 7   General duties of the Commission

        4. Section 8  General functions of the Assembly

        5. Section 9  Co-operative working

        6. Section  10  Inquiries

    2. Part Ii  Establishments and Agencies

      1. Registration

        1. Section 10  Requirement to register

        2. Section 12 Applications for registration

        3. Section 13 Grant or refusal of registration

        4. Section 14 Cancellation of registration

        5. Section 15 Applications by registered persons

        6. Section 16 Regulations about registration

      2. Registration procedure

        1. Sections 17 to 19  Notices and right to make representations

        2. Section 20 Urgent procedure for cancellation

        3. Section 21 Appeals to the Tribunal

      3. Regulations and standards

        1. Section 22 Regulation of establishments or agencies

        2. Section 23 National minimum standards

      4. Offences

        1. Section 24  Failure to comply with conditions

        2. Section 25 Contravention of regulations

        3. Section 26 False descriptions of establishments and agencies.

        4. Section 27  False statements in applications

        5. Section 28 Failure to display certification of registration

        6. Section 29 Proceedings for offences

        7. Section 30 Offences by bodies corporate

      5. Miscellaneous and Supplemental

        1. Section 31 Inspections by persons authorised by the registration authority

        2. Section 32  Inspections:  supplementary

        3. Section 33  Annual Returns

        4. Section 34  Liquidators

        5. Section 35  Death of registered person

        6. Section 36 Provision of copies of registers

        7. Section 37 Service of documents

        8. Section 38  Transfers of staff under Part II

        9. Section 39  Temporary extension of meaning of “nursing home”

        10. Section 40 Temporary extension of meaning of “children’s home”

        11. Section 41  Children’s homes  temporary provision about cancellation of registration

        12. Section 42  Power to extend application of Part II

    3. Part Iii  Local Authority Services

      1. Section 43  Introductory

      2. Section 44  General powers of the Commission

      3. Sections 45 and 46 Inspection of relevant adoption and fostering services

      4. Section 45 Inspection by registration authority of adoption and fostering services

      5. Section 46 Inspections:  supplementary

      6. Section 47 Action following inspection

      7. Section 48  Regulation of the exercise of relevant fostering functions

      8. Section 49  National minimum standards

      9. Section 50  Annual Returns

      10. Section 51  Annual fee

      11. Section 52  Contravention of regulations

      12. Section 53  Offences:  general provisions

    4. Part Iv:  Social Care Workers

      1. Preliminary

        1. Section 54 and Schedule 1:  Care Councils

        2. Section 55  Interpretation

      2. Registration

        1. Section 56  The register

        2. Sections 57 Applications for registration

        3. Section 58  Grant or refusal of registration

        4. Section 59  Removal from the register

        5. Section 60  Rules about registration

        6. Section 61  Use of title “social worker”

      3. Codes of Practice

        1. Section 62 Codes of Practice

      4. Training

        1. Sections 63 Approval of courses

        2. Section 64  Qualifications gained outside a Council’s area

        3. Section 65  Post registration training

        4. Section 66 Visitors for certain social work courses

        5. Section 67  Functions of the appropriate Minister

      5. Miscellaneous and supplemental

        1. Section 68:  Appeals to the Tribunal

        2. Section 69:  Publication of the register

        3. Section 70  Abolition of

        4. Section 71 Rules

    5. Part V – the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

      1. Section 72  Children’s Commissioner for Wales

      2. Section 73  Review and monitoring of arrangements

      3. Section 74  Examination of cases

      4. Section 75  Obstruction

      5. Section 76  Further functions

      6. Section 77 Restrictions

      7. Section 78 Interpretation

    6.  Part Vi – Child Minding and Day Care for Young Children

      1. Section 79 Amendment of the Children Act 1989

      2. Introductory

        1. Section 79A Child minders and day care providers

        2. Section 79B Other definitions,

      3. Regulations

        1. Section 79C Regulations governing child minders and day care providers

      4. Registration

        1. Section 79D Requirement to register

        2. Section 79E Applications for registration

        3. Section 79F Grant or refusal of registration

        4. Section 79G Cancellation of registration

        5. Section 79H Suspension of registration

        6. Section 79J Resignation of registration

        7. Section 79K Protection of children in an emergency

        8. Section 79L  Notice of intention to take steps

        9. Section 79M  Appeals

      5. Inspection: England

        1. Section 79N General functions of the Chief Inspector

        2. Section 70P Early years child care inspectorate

        3. Section 79Q Inspection of provision of child minding and day care in England

        4. Section 79R Reports of inspections

      6. Inspection:  Wales

        1. Section 79S  General functions of the Assembly

        2. Section 79T Inspection:  Wales

      7. Supplementary

        1. Section 79U Rights of entry in England

        2. Section 79V Function of local authorities

      8. Checks on suitability of persons working with children over the age of seven

        1. Section 79W Requirement for certificate of suitability

        2. Schedule 3 Child Minding and Day Care for Young Children

    7. Part Vii:  Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

      1. Protection of vulnerable adults

        1. Section 80  Basic definitions

        2. Section 81  Duty of Secretary of State to keep list

        3. Section 82  Persons who provide care for vulnerable adults:  duty to refer

        4. Section 83 Employment agencies and businesses:  duty to refer

        5. Section 84  Power of registration authority to refer

        6. Section 85  Individuals named in the findings of certain inquiries

        7. Section 86   Appeals against inclusion in the list

        8. Section 87  Applications for removal from the list

        9. Section 88  Conditions for application under section 87

        10. Section 89  Effect of inclusion in list

        11. Section 90   Searches of list under Part V of Police Act 1997

        12. Section 91  Access to list before commencement of section 90

        13. Section 92  Persons referred for inclusion in list under Protection of Children Act 1999

        14. Section 93  Power to extend Part VII

      2. The List kept under Section 1 of the 1999 Act

        1. Section 94  Employment agencies and businesses

        2. Section 95 Inclusion in 1999 Act list on reference by certain authorities

        3. Section 96  Inclusion in 1999 Act list of individuals named in findings of certain inquiries

        4. Section 97 Inclusion in 1999 Act on reference under this Part

        5. Section 98  Individuals providing care funded by direct payments

        6. Section 99  Transfer from Consultancy Service Index of individuals named in past inquiries

      3. Restrictions on working with children in independent schools

        1. Section 100  Additional ground of complaint

        2. Section 101  Effect of inclusion in 1996 Act list

        3. Section 102 Searches of 1996 Act list

      4. General

        1. Section 103  Temporary provision for access to lists

        2. Section 104  Suitability to adopt a child: searches of lists

    8. Part Viii Miscellaneous

      1. Boarding Schools and Colleges

        1. Section 105 Welfare of children in boarding schools and colleges

        2. Section 106 Suspension of duty under section 87(3) of the 1989 Act

        3. Section 107 Boarding schools:  national minimum standards

        4. Section 108  Annual fee for boarding school inspections

        5. Section 109 Inspection of schools by persons authorised by Secretary of State

      2. Fostering

        1. Section 110  Extension of Part IX to school children during holidays

      3. Employment Agencies

        1. Section 111  Nurses Agencies

      4. Charges for local authority welfare services

        1. Section 112  Charges for local authority welfare services

    9. Part Ix and Schedules 4, 5 and 6: General and Supplemental

      1. Chapter I:  General

        1. Section 113 Default powers of the appropriate Minister

        2. Section 114  Schemes for transfer of staff

        3. Section 115  Effect of schemes

        4. Section 116 and Schedule 4  Minor and consequential amendments

        5. Section 117 and Schedules 5 and 6:  Transitional provisions, savings and repeals

        6. Schedule 5  Transitional provisions and savings

        7. Schedule 6 Repeals

      2. Chapter II: Supplemental

        1. Section 118 Orders and regulations

        2. Section 119  Supplementary and consequential provision

        3. Section 120  Wales

        4. Section 121  General Interpretation

        5. Section 122 Commencement and Section 123  Short title and extent

  6. Commencement

  7. Details of the Bill’s Passage through Parliament are as Follows:

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