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Part 2 E+WFunctions in relation to children and young persons

Provision of support services for certain childrenE+W

19Support for accommodated childrenE+W

After paragraph 8 of Schedule 2 to the 1989 Act insert—

Provision for accommodated children

8A(1)Every local authority shall make provision for such services as they consider appropriate to be available with respect to accommodated children.

(2)“Accommodated children” are those children in respect of whose accommodation the local authority have been notified under section 85 or 86.

(3)The services shall be provided with a view to promoting contact between each accommodated child and that child's family.

(4)The services may, in particular, include—

(a)advice, guidance and counselling;

(b)services necessary to enable the child to visit, or to be visited by, members of the family;

(c)assistance to enable the child and members of the family to have a holiday together.

(5)Nothing in this paragraph affects the duty imposed by paragraph 10.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 19 in force at 28.3.2011 for W. by S.I. 2011/949, art. 3(1)(b)

I2S. 19 in force at 1.4.2011 for E. by S.I. 2010/2981, art. 4(f)