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The Care Standards Act 2000 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Order 2001

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Care Standards Act 2000 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Order 2001.

(2) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires —

  • “the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Care Standards Act 2000;

  • “the 1989 Act” (“Deddf 1989”) means the Children Act 1989(1);

  • a “small children’s home” (“cartref bach i blant”) means a home within the meaning of section 63 of the 1989 Act, which provides (or usually provides or is intended to provide) care and accommodation for not more than three children at any one time.

(3) This Order applies to Wales.

Appointed Days

2.—(1) For the purposes only of enabling an application for registration to be made under sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) of paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the 1989 Act, 1st February 2001 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 40 (temporary extension of meaning of “children’s home”) of the Act.

(2) 28th February 2001 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)section 40 in so far as it is not already in force, and section 41 (temporary provision about cancellation of registration); and

(b)section 116 (minor and consequential amendments), in so far as it relates to sub-paragraph (15) of paragraph 14 of Schedule 4 to the Act.

Transitional Provisions

3.—(1) Where a person carrying on a small children’s home has before 28th February 2001 duly made an application for registration under sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) of paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the 1989 Act, the following paragraphs of this article apply.

(2) Section 63(1) and (10) of the 1989 Act shall not apply to that person—

(a)until such time as the application is granted, either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as are mentioned in paragraph (3); or

(b)if the application is granted subject to conditions other than such as are mentioned in paragraph (3), or refused—

(i)if no appeal is brought, until the expiration of 28 days after the service of notice of the local authority’s decision; and

(ii)if an appeal is brought, until it is determined or abandoned.

(3) The conditions are—

(a)such conditions (if any) of the type mentioned in paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 6 to the 1989 Act (agreed conditions); or

(b)a condition that no more than three children may be accommodated and cared for in the home.

(4) Paragraphs 1(9) and 7(3) of Schedule 6 to the 1989 Act shall not apply to the application.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (2).

D. Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

23rd January 2001

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