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The Children’s Commissioner for Wales Regulations 2001

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PART IGENERAL

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Children’s Commissioner for Wales Regulations 2001 and shall come into force for the purposes of paragraph (1) of regulation 21 on 1st October 2001 and for all other purposes on 26th August 2001.

(2) In these Regulations—

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

  • “arrangements in relation to complaints, whistle-blowing or advocacy” (“trefniadau mewn perthynas â chŵ ynion, chwythu'r chwiban neu eiriolaeth”) means arrangements falling within subsection (2), (2A), (2B), (2C), (3), or (4) of section 73 of the Act as the case may be;

  • “an arrangements review” (“adolygiad trefniadau”) means a review of arrangements in relation to complaints, whistle-blowing or advocacy pursuant to section 73(1) of the Act;

  • the Assembly” (“y Cynulliad”) means the National Assembly for Wales;

  • the Commissioner” (“y Comisiynydd”) means the Children’s Commissioner for Wales;

  • the First Minister” (“y Prif Weinidog”) means the person elected from time to time as the Assembly First Secretary pursuant to section 53(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998;

  • “a functions review” (“adolygiad swyddogaethau”) means a review of the effect on children of the exercise or proposed exercise of functions pursuant to section 72B(1) of the Act;

  • “regulated children’s services in Wales” (“gwasanaethau rheoleiddiedig i blant yng Nghymru”) and “provider” (“darparydd”), in relation to such services, shall be construed in accordance with section 78 of the Act except that references to such services and to the providers of such services shall also be construed in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the Act to the effect that they include references to services which may at any time not be regulated under the Act or to providers of such services at such a time, pending the coming into force of relevant provisions of the Act;

  • “relevant children” (“plant perthnasol”) means children to whom Part V of the Act applies.

(3) In these Regulations, a reference—

(a)to a numbered regulation is to the regulation in these Regulations bearing that number;

(b)in a regulation to a numbered paragraph, is to the paragraph in that regulation bearing that number;

(c)in a paragraph to a lettered or numbered sub-paragraph, is to the sub-paragraph in that paragraph bearing that letter or number.

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