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Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000


1.These explanatory notes relate to the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 which received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000. They have been prepared by the Department of Health, with input from the Department of Social Security, the Scottish Executive and the National Assembly for Wales in order to assist the reader of the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.

2.The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not intended to be a comprehensive description of the Act, so where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any comment, none is given.

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