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Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 927 (C. 24)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS, ENGLAND

The Children Act 2004 (Commencement No. 8) Order 2006

Made

25th March 2006

The Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 67(2) of the Children Act 2004(1), makes the following Order:

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Children Act 2004 (Commencement No. 8) Order 2006.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Children Act 2004.

Provisions coming into force

2.  The following provisions of the Act shall come into force on 1st April 2006—

(a)sections 13 (establishment of LSCBs), 14 (functions and procedure of LSCBs), 15 (funding of LSCBs) and 16 (LSCBs: supplementary) so far as they are not already in force; and

(b)section 56 (social services functions) so far as it relates to sections 13 to 16 of the Act.

Maria Eagle

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Education and Skills

25th March 2006

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This is the ninth Commencement Order made under the Children Act 2004 (“the Act”).

It brings fully into force on 1st April 2006 sections 13 to 16 of the Act which are concerned with the establishment by each children’s services authority in England of a Local Safeguarding Children Board for their area.

Section 56 adds functions relating to Local Safeguarding Children Boards in England to the list of functions which are social services functions in the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act have been, or will be, brought into force by Commencement Orders made before the date of this Order—

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Section 101 April 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 11 partially1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 11 in full1 October 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 121 January 2006

2005/3464

(C.145)

Sections 13, 14 and 16 partially1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 171 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 181 April 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Sections 20 to 231 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 241 April 20052005/394 (C. 18)
(2)*Section 251 September 20062006/870 (W.80) (C.20)
*Section 2631 March 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
*Section 271 September 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
*Section 28(1)(a) to (c) and (i), (2) partially, (3) and (4)1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
*Section 301 October 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
*Section 311 October 20062006/870 (W. 80) (C. 20)
*Sections 32 to 341 October 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Sections 35 to 411 April 20052005/700 (W.59) (C. 30)
Sections 42 and 4316 March 20052005/700 (W.59) (C. 30)
Section 44 partially, in relation to England1 April 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 44 in full, in relation to England1 July 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Section 44 in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 48 partially1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 48 in full, in relation to England3 October 20052005/2298 (C.97)
*Section 48, in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 50, in relation to England1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Section 50, in relation to Wales1 October 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 51, in relation to England1 April 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 52, in relation to England1 July 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Section 52, in relation to Wales1 October 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 53, in relation to England1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Section 53, in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 54, in relation to England1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Section 54, in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 55, in relation to England1 April 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Section 55, in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
*Section 56, in relation to Wales1 October 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 57, in relation to England1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Section 57, in relation to Wales30 December 20052005/3363 (W.260) (C.143)
Section 601 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Section 611 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Section 6212 April 20052005/847 (C. 35)
Schedule 31 April 20052005/700 (W.59) (C.30)
Schedule 4, paragraphs 1 (partially), 2, 5, 7, 8 and 9 in relation to England1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Schedule 4 fully, in relation to England3 October 20052005/2298 (C. 97)
*Schedule 4, paragraphs 1 (partially), 2 to 4, and 6 to 9 in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Schedule 5, Part 1, in relation to England1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Schedule 5, Part 1 partially, in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
*Schedule 5, Part 1 partially, in relation to Wales1 September 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Schedule 5, Part 2 partially, in relation to England1 March 20052005/394 (C. 18)
Schedule 5, Part 2 fully, in relation to England3 October 20052005/2298 (C. 97)
*Schedule 5, Part 2, in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
Schedule 5, Parts 3 and 4, in relation to England1 April 20052005/394 (C. 18)
*Schedule 5, Part 4, in relation to Wales1 April 20062006/885 (W. 85) (C. 23)
(1)

c.31.

(2)

On the date on which this Commencement Order is made the commencement date of provisions marked in this table with an asterisk has not been reached.

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