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The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2018

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2018.

2.  “The Act” means the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and “the 2004 Act” means the Children Act 2004(1).

Provisions coming into force on 19th March 2018

3.  The following provisions of the Act come into force on 19th March 2018—

(a)section 13 (functions of the Panel), to the extent that it inserts sections 16B(1) and 16B(6) into the 2004 Act;

(b)section 16 (local arrangements for safeguarding and promoting welfare of children), to the extent that it inserts section 16E(3) into the 2004 Act;

(c)section 17 (local child safeguarding practice reviews), to the extent that it inserts section 16F(6) into the 2004 Act;

(d)section 18 (further provision about arrangements), to the extent that it inserts sections 16G(5) and 16G(6) of the 2004 Act;

(e)section 29 (which amends section 66(3) of the 2004 Act).

Provisions coming into force on 1st April 2018

4.  The following provisions of the Act come into force on 1st April 2018—

(a)section 1 (corporate parenting principles);

(b)section 2 (local offer for care leavers);

(c)section 3 (advice and support);

(d)section 11 (chapter 1: consequential amendments);

(e)section 34 (education relating to relationships and sex);

(f)section 35 (other personal, social, health and economic education);

(g)sections 36(1), (2), (4) and (5) (Social Work England);

(h)section 36(3) (Social Work England) so far as it relates to the provisions brought into force by sub-paragraph (bb);

(i)section 38 (advisers);

(j)sections 39(2) to (4) (registration);

(k)section 40 (restrictions on practice and protected titles);

(l)sections 41(3) and (4) (professional standards);

(m)sections 43(2) to (6) (education and training);

(n)sections 44(2) to (5) (discipline and fitness to practise);

(o)section 45 (offences);

(p)section 48 (approval of courses for approved mental health professionals);

(q)section 49 (approval of courses for best interests assessors);

(r)sections 50(1) and (3) to (7) (fees);

(s)section 51 (grants);

(t)section 52(2) (information and advice);

(u)section 53(1) (duty to co-operate) for the purpose of making regulations;

(v)sections 55(2) and (3) (default powers);

(w)section 56 (oversight by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care), so far as it relates to the provisions brought into force by sub-paragraph (cc);

(x)section 57 (conferral of functions and sub-delegation);

(y)section 59 (parliamentary procedure for regulations under Part 2);

(z)section 60 (transfer scheme);

(aa)Part 1 of Schedule 2 (amendment relating to Chapter 1);

(bb)paragraphs 1 to 12 and paragraphs 21 to 24 of Schedule 3 (Social Work England);

(cc)in Schedule 4 (oversight by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care)—

(i)paragraph 1, so far as it relates to the provisions brought into force by sub-paragraphs (ii) to (v);

(ii)paragraph 4;

(iii)paragraph 15(1), so far as it relates to paragraph 15(2);

(iv)paragraph 15(2) for the purpose of making regulations; and

(v)paragraph 16.

Nadhim Zahawi

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Education

1st March 2018

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