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(1)The 1989 Act is amended as follows.
(2)In section 17 (provision of services for children in need, their families and others), in subsection (5)(a), for “23 or 24” substitute “ 23, 23B to 23D, 24A or 24B ”.
(3)In section 29 (recoupment of cost of providing services etc.)—
(a)at the beginning of subsection (9), insert “ Except where subsection (10) applies, ”; and
(b)after subsection (9) insert—
“(10)Where a local authority (“authority A”) comply with any request under section 27(2) from another local authority (“authority B”) in relation to a child or other person—
(a)whose responsible authority is authority B for the purposes of section 23B or 23C; or
(b)whom authority B are advising or befriending or to whom they are giving assistance by virtue of section 24(5)(a),
authority A may recover from authority B any reasonable expenses incurred by them in respect of that person.”.
(4)In Part I of Schedule 2 (provision of services for families), in paragraph 1(2)(a)(i), for “20 and 24” substitute “ 20, 23B to 23D, 24A and 24B ”.
(5)In the M1Care Standards Act 2000, in Schedule 4 (minor and consequential amendments)—
(a)in paragraph 14(4), the words “, as it has effect before the commencement of section 4 of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000”; and
(b)paragraph 14(5) and (6),
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