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(1)Each [F1local authority] in Wales must make arrangements to promote co-operation between—
(b)each of the authority’s relevant partners; and
(c)such other persons or bodies as the authority consider appropriate, being persons or bodies of any nature who exercise functions or are engaged in activities in relation to children in the authority’s area.
(2)The arrangements are to be made with a view to improving the well-being of children in the authority’s area so far as relating to—
(a)physical and mental health and emotional well-being;
(b)protection from harm and neglect;
(c)education, training and recreation;
(d)the contribution made by them to society;
(e)social and economic well-being.
(3)In making arrangements under this section a [F1local authority] in Wales must have regard to the importance of parents and other persons caring for children in improving the well-being of children.
(4)For the purposes of this section each of the following is the relevant partner of a [F1local authority] in Wales—
(b)a local probation board for an area any part of which falls within the area of the authority;
[F3(ba)the Secretary of State in relation to his functions under sections 2 and 3 of the Offender Management Act 2007, so far as they are exercisable in relation to Wales;
(bb)any provider of probation services that is required by arrangements under section 3(2) of the Offender Management Act 2007 to act as a relevant partner of the authority;]
(c)a youth offending team for an area any part of which falls within the area of the authority;
(d)a Local Health Board for an area any part of which falls within the area of the authority;
(e)an NHS trust providing services in the area of the authority;
[F4(f)the Assembly to the extent that it is discharging functions under Part 2 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000]
(5)The relevant partners of a [F1local authority] in Wales must co-operate with the authority in the making of arrangements under this section.
(6)A [F1local authority] in Wales and any of their relevant partners may for the purposes of arrangements under this section—
(a)provide staff, goods, services, accommodation or other resources;
(b)establish and maintain a pooled fund.
(7)For the purposes of subsection (6) a pooled fund is a fund—
(a)which is made up of contributions by the authority and the relevant partner or partners concerned; and
(b)out of which payments may be made towards expenditure incurred in the discharge of functions of the authority and functions of the relevant partner or partners.
(8)A [F1local authority] in Wales and each of their relevant partners must in exercising their functions under this section have regard to any guidance given to them for the purpose by the Assembly.
(9)The Assembly must obtain the consent of the Secretary of State before giving guidance under subsection (8) at any time after the coming into force of any of paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (4).
(10)Arrangements under this section may include arrangements relating to—
(a)persons aged 18 and 19;
(b)persons over the age of 19 who are receiving—
(i)services under sections 23C to 24D of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41); or
(ii)youth support services (within the meaning of section 123 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21)).
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