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3.—(1) Field 15 (social welfare)(1) of Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the 2006 Act is amended in accordance with this article.
(2) After matter 15.9 insert—
Social care services connected to mental health.
This matter does not include the independent mental capacity advocacy services established by Part 1 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005(2).”.
(3) Under the heading “Interpretation of this field”, before the definition of “children” insert—
““advocacy services” means services providing assistance (by way of representation or otherwise) in connection with the well-being of any person;”.
Matter 15.1 was inserted into field 15 by the National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2008 (SI 2008/1785). Matters 15.2 to 15.8 were inserted into field 15 by article 3(b) of the National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare and other Fields) Order 2008 (SI 2008/3132). Matter 15.9 was inserted by the National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2009 (SI 2009/ ).
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