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(1)Paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the 1989 Act (provision by local authorities for disabled children) is amended as follows.
(2)The existing provision becomes sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph.
(3)In that sub-paragraph, after paragraph (b) insert “; and
(c)to assist individuals who provide care for such children to continue to do so, or to do so more effectively, by giving them breaks from caring.”
(4)After that sub-paragraph insert—
“(2)The duty imposed by sub-paragraph (1)(c) shall be performed in accordance with regulations made by the appropriate national authority.”
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