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(1)The objective of a Local Safeguarding Children Board established under section 31 is—
(a)to co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area of the authority by which it is established; and
(b)to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.
(2)A Local Safeguarding Children Board established under section 31 is to have such functions in relation to its objective as the Assembly may by regulations prescribe (which may in particular include functions of review or investigation).
(3)The Assembly may by regulations make provision as to the procedures to be followed by a Local Safeguarding Children Board established under section 31.
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