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SCHEDULE 2E+WPart 1 of this Act: consequential amendments

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Part 1 E+WAmendment relating to Chapter 1

Local offer for care leaversE+W

1In Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (social services functions of local authorities), in the table, at the appropriate place insert—E+W

“Children and Social Work Act 2017
Section 2Local offer for care leavers.

2In paragraph 1(2)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1989 (information to be published by a local authority), in paragraph (i), for “, 23B to 23D, 24A and 24B” substitute “ and 23D ”.E+W

3In section 135(1)(e) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (functions subject to inspection), for “or the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38)” substitute “ , the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or section 2 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 ”.E+W

4In section 30 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (local offer for children and young people who have special educational needs or a disability), for “local offer”, in each place it occurs (including the title), substitute SEN and disability local offer ”.E+W

Advice and supportE+W

5In paragraph 1(1)(g) of Schedule 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (kinds of support for which certain people are ineligible), after “23C,” insert “ 23CZB, ”.E+W

6In section 83A(5)(a) of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (apprenticeship offer: application to persons provided with support under Children Act 1989)—E+W

(a)for “21” substitute “ 25 ”;

(b)after “23C” insert “ or 23CZB ”.

Part 2 E+WAmendments relating to abolition of Local Safeguarding Children Boards

7In Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (social services functions of local authorities), in the entry relating to the Children Act 2004—E+W

(a)for “13 to 16” substitute “ 16A to 16Q ”;

(b)omit “targets for”;

(c)omit “, and to Local Safeguarding Children Boards”.

8(1)Section 83 of the Children Act 1989 (research and returns of information) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1), in paragraph (aa), for “of Local Safeguarding Children Boards;” substitute of—

(i)the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel;

(ii)safeguarding partners (within the meaning given by section 16E(3) of the Children Act 2004) in relation to local authority areas in England;

(iii)child death review partners (within the meaning given by section 16Q(2) of the Children Act 2004) in relation to local authority areas in England;.

(3)In subsection (2) omit paragraph (aa).

(4)In subsection (3) omit paragraph (c) (and the “and” before it).

9(1)Section 31 of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (supply of information concerning deaths of children) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsections (2) and (4), for “appropriate Board” substitute “ appropriate authority ”.

(3)In subsection (5), for “Subsection (6) applies” substitute “ Subsections (5A) and (6) apply ”.

(4)After subsection (5) insert—

(5A)Where the registrar's sub-district is in England, the registrar must, before the end of the required period, secure that the appropriate authority is notified—

(a)of the issuing of the certificate; and

(b)of the registrar's belief and the grounds for it.

(5)In subsection (6)—

(a)at the beginning insert “ Where the registrar's sub-district is in Wales, ”;

(b)omit “Local Safeguarding Children Board in England or”.

(6)In subsection (7)(c), for “subsection” substitute “ subsections (5A) and ”.

(7)After subsection (8) insert—

(8A)The child death review partners for each local authority area in England must—

(a)make arrangements for the receipt by them of notifications under this section; and

(b)publish those arrangements.

(8)In subsection (9) omit “Each Local Safeguarding Children Board in England and”.

(9)Subsection (10) is amended as follows.

(10)In the definition of “the appropriate Board”—

(a)for “Board” substitute “ authority ”;

(b)in paragraph (a), for “the Local Safeguarding Children Board in England in whose area” substitute “ in relation to a register kept for a sub-district in England, the child death review partners for the local authority area within which ”;

(c)in paragraph (b), at the beginning insert “ in relation to a register kept for a sub-district in Wales, ”.

(11)At the appropriate place insert—

child death review partners” has the meaning given by section 16Q(2) of the Children Act 2004;.

(12)Omit the definition of “Local Safeguarding Children Board in England”.

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