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5The Children Act 1989 is amended as follows.E+W
6In section 7 (welfare reports), in subsections (1)(a) and (b) and (5), after “an officer of the Service” insert “ or a Welsh family proceedings officer ”.E+W
7In section 16 (family assistance orders), in subsection (1), after “an officer of the Service” insert “ or a Welsh family proceedings officer ”.E+W
8(1)Section 26 (review of cases etc) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (2A)(c) after “Service” insert “ or a Welsh family proceedings officer ”.
(3)After subsection (2C) insert—
“(2D)The power to make regulations in subsection (2C) is exercisable in relation to functions of Welsh family proceedings officers only with the consent of the National Assembly for Wales.”
9(1)Section 41 (representation of child) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (1), after “an officer of the Service” insert “ or a Welsh family proceedings officer ”.
(3)In subsections (2) and (4)(a), after “officer of the Service” insert “ or Welsh family proceedings officer ”.
(4)In subsection (10)—
(a)in paragraphs (a) and (b), after “officer of the Service” insert “ or Welsh family proceedings officer ”;
(b)in paragraph (c), after “officers of the Service” insert “ or Welsh family proceedings officers ”.
(5)In subsection (11), after “an officer of the Service” insert “ or a Welsh family proceedings officer ”.
10In section 42 (rights of officers of the Service), in subsections (1) and (2), after “an officer of the Service” insert “ or Welsh family proceedings officer ”.E+W
11In section 105(1) (interpretation), at the end insert—E+W
““Welsh family proceedings officer” has the meaning given by section 35 of the Children Act 2004.”
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