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(1)The Assembly may by regulations require a children’s services authority in Wales from time to time to prepare and publish a plan setting out the authority’s strategy for discharging their functions in relation to children and relevant young persons.
(2)Regulations under this section may in particular make provision as to—
(a)the matters to be dealt with in a plan under this section;
(b)the period to which a plan under this section is to relate;
(c)when and how a plan under this section must be published;
(d)keeping a plan under this section under review;
(e)consultation to be carried out before a plan under this section is published;
(f)implementation of a plan under this section.
(3)The matters for which provision may be made under subsection (2)(a) include in particular—
(a)the arrangements made or to be made under section 25 by a children’s services authority in Wales;
(b)the strategy or proposals in relation to children and relevant young persons of any person or body with whom a children’s services authority in Wales makes or proposes to make such arrangements.
(4)Regulations under this section may require a children’s services authority in Wales to obtain the Assembly’s approval before publishing a plan under this section; and may provide that the Assembly may modify a plan before approving it.
(5)A children’s services authority in Wales must have regard to any guidance given to them by the Assembly in relation to how they are to discharge their functions under regulations under this section.
(6)In this section “relevant young persons” means the persons, in addition to children, in relation to whom arrangements under section 25 may be made.
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