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Part IIIE+W Local Authority Services

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C1Pt. 3: functions transferred (20.11.2003 for certain purposes and 1.4.2004 otherwise) by Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43), ss. {102(4)}, 199; S.I. 2004/759, art. 5(2)

43 Introductory.E+W

(1)This section has effect for the purposes of this Part.

[F1(1A)Local authority” means a local authority in England.]

(2)Relevant functions”, in relation to a local authority, means relevant adoption functions and relevant fostering functions.

(3)In relation to a local authority—

(a)relevant adoption functions” means functions under [F2the Adoption and Children Act 2002] of making or participating in arrangements for the adoption of children [F3or the provision of adoption support services (as defined in section 2(6) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002)]; and

(b)“relevant fostering functions” means functions under—

(i)section 22C of the 1989 Act in connection with placements with local authority foster parents or regulations under paragraph 12E(a), (b), (d) or (e) or 12F of Schedule 2 to that Act,

F4(ii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I1S. 43 wholly in force at 30.4.2003; s. 43 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 43 in force for W. at 1.7.2001 by S.I. 2001/2190, art. 2, Sch. Table; s. 43 in force for E. for certain purposes at 20.11.2001 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(3)(a)(ii) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 43(1)(2)(3)(b) in force for E. for certain purposes at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(7)(g) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 43(1)(2)(3)(a) in force for E. for certain purposes at 24.2.2003 and for remaining purposes at 30.4.2003 by S.I. 2003/365, art. 3(2)(5) (subject to Sch.)

44 General powers of the Commission.E+W

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45 Inspection by registration authority of adoption and fostering services.E+W

(1)F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I2S. 45 wholly in force at 30.4.2003; s. 45 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 45(4) in force for E. for certain purposes at 20.11.2001 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(3)(a)(ii) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 45 in force for E. for certain purposes in so far as not already in force at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(7)(g) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 45 in force for W. at 30.1.2003 by S.I. 2003/152, art. 2; s. 45(4) in force for E. for certain purposes at 24.2.2003 and for remaining purposes at 30.4.2003 by S.I. 2003/365, art. 3(2)(5)

46 Inspections: supplementary.E+W

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47 Action following inspection.E+W

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48 Regulation of the exercise of relevant fostering functions.E+W

(1)Regulations may make provision about the exercise by local authorities of relevant fostering functions, and may in particular make provision—

(a)as to the persons who are fit to work for local authorities in connection with the exercise of such functions;

(b)as to the fitness of premises to be used by local authorities in their exercise of such functions;

(c)as to the management and control of the operations of local authorities in their exercise of such functions;

(d)as to the numbers of persons, or persons of any particular type, working for local authorities in connection with the exercise of such functions;

(e)as to the management and training of such persons;

[F10(f)as to the fees or expenses which may be paid to persons assisting local authorities in making decisions in the exercise of such functions].

(2)Regulations under subsection (1)(a) may, in particular, make provision for prohibiting persons from working for local authorities in such positions as may be prescribed unless they are registered in, or in a particular part of, one of the registers maintained under section 56(1).

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I3S. 48 wholly in force at 1.4.2002; s. 48 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 48 in force for W. at 1.7.2001 by S.I. 2001/2190, art. 2, Sch. Table; s. 48 in force for E. for certain purposes at 20.11.2001 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(3)(a)(ii) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 48 in force for E. for remaining purposes at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(7)(g) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210)

49 National minimum standards.E+W

(1)Subsections (1), (2) and (3) of section 23 shall apply to local authorities in their exercise of relevant functions as they apply to establishments and agencies.

(2)F11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I4S. 49 wholly in force at 30.4.2003; s. 49 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 49 in force for W. at 1.7.2001 by S.I. 2001/2190, art. 2, Sch. Table; s. 49 in force for E. for certain purposes at 20.11.2001 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(3)(d)(i) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 49 in force for E. for certain purposes at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(7)(g) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 49 in force for E. for certain purposes at 24.2.2003 and 30.4.2003 by S.I. 2003/365, and for remaining purposes at 30.4.2003 by S.I. 2003/365, art. 3(2)(5) (subject to Sch.)

50 Annual returns.E+W

(1)Regulations may require a local authority to make to the [F12CIECSS] an annual return containing such information with respect to the exercise by the local authority of relevant functions as may be prescribed.

(2)Provision may be made by the regulations as to the period in respect of which and date by which the return is to be made.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I5S. 50 partly in force; s. 50 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 50 in force for W. at 1.7.2001 by S.I. 2001/2190, art. 2, Sch. Table; s. 50 in force for E. for certain purposes at 20.11.2001 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(3)(a)(ii) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 50 in force for E. for certain purposes at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(7)(g) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210)

51 Annual fee.E+W

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52 Contravention of regulations.E+W

(1)Regulations under this Part may provide that a contravention of or failure to comply with any specified provision of the regulations shall be an offence.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under the regulations shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

Commencement Information

I6S. 52 partly in force; s. 52 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 52 in force for W. at 1.7.2001 by S.I. 2001/2190, art. 2, Sch. Table; s. 52 in force for E. for certain purposes at 20.11.2001 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(3)(a)(ii) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 52 in force for E. for certain purposes in so far as not already in force at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(7)(g) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210)

53 Offences: general provisions.E+W

Sections 29 and 30 apply in relation to this Part as they apply in relation to Part II.

Commencement Information

I7S. 53 partly in force; s. 53 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 53 in force for E. at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3852, arts. 1(4), 3(2)(7)(g) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 and with transitional provisions in Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2001/4150, 2002/1493, 2002/1790, 2002/2001, 2002/3210); s. 53 in force for W. for certain purposes at 30.1.2003 by S.I. 2003/152, art. 2; s. 53 in force for E. for remaining purposes at 30.4.2003, by S.I. 2003/365, art. 3(5)(b) (subject to Sch.)

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