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Welfare Reform Act 2009

Section 31: Jobseeker’s agreements and action plans: well-being of children

171.Subsection (1) inserts new subsection (4A) into section 9 of the Jobseeker’s Act 1995 to provide that the well-being of the child should be taken into account when agreeing the activities that a parent will undertake as part of a jobseeker’s agreement in order to help the parent move closer to or into work. Subsection (2) inserts new subsection (5) into section 14 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 to make similar provision for recipients of employment and support allowance when an action plan is prepared.

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