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4.—(1) Section 65(1) of the Children Act 2004(1) is amended as follows.
(2) Omit the definitions of “children’s services authority in England” and “children’s services authority in Wales”.
(3) At the appropriate place insert—
““local authority” means—
a local authority in England;
a local authority in Wales;
“local authority in England” means—
a county council in England;
a metropolitan district council;
a non-metropolitan district council for an area for which there is no county council;
a London Borough council;
the Common Council of the City of London (in their capacity as a local authority);
the Council of the Isles of Scilly;
“local authority in Wales” means—
a county council in Wales;
a county borough council;”.
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