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Children and Young Persons Act 2008

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11Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers: England

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(1)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)establish a body corporate to discharge such functions as may be conferred on it by the order; or

(b)confer functions on the Service.

(2)An order under this section may confer functions in relation to England in connection with any or all of the following matters (but no others)—

(a)the provision of training for persons appointed or to be appointed as independent reviewing officers;

(b)the accreditation of persons as independent reviewing officers;

(c)the appointment of persons as independent reviewing officers;

(d)the management of persons appointed or accredited as independent reviewing officers.

(3)An order under this section may, in consequence of the conferral of a function by the order, modify any provision made by or under an enactment—

(a)relating to independent reviewing officers;

(b)where the function is conferred on the Service, relating to the Service.

(4)An order under this section which establishes a body corporate may provide—

(a)that the body is to be subject to inspection by the Chief Inspector and may, for that purpose apply, with or without modification, any provision of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 41);

(b)that the functions of the body must be performed in accordance with directions given by the Secretary of State.

(5)In this section—

  • “accreditation” means the process by which a person qualifies for, and remains qualified for, appointment as an independent reviewing officer;

  • “the Chief Inspector” means Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills;

  • “the Service” means the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service.

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