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The Local Safeguarding Children Boards (Wales) Regulations 2006

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

2004 Act” (“Deddf 2004”) means the Children Act 2004;

“area” (“ardal”) means the area for which a Board is established;

“Board” (“Bwrdd”) means either a Local Safeguarding Children Board established for the area of a children’s services authority in Wales or a Local Safeguarding Children Board established for the area of two or more children’s services authorities in Wales(1)

Chair” (“Cadeirydd”) , in relation to a Board, means the person who holds a current appointment to act as such under regulation 6;

“chief education officer” (“prif swyddog addysg”) means an officer appointed under section 532 of the Education Act 1996(2);

“children’s services authority” (“awdurdod gwasanaethau plant”), in relation to a Board, means the authority or authorities by whom the Board is established

“director of social services” (“cyfarwyddwr gwasanaethau cymdeithasol”) has the same meaning as in the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970(3);

“harm” (“niwed”) has the meaning given in section 31(9) of the Children Act 1989(4);

“member” (“aelod”) has the meaning given by regulation 6(1);

“overview report” (“adroddiad trosolwg”) has the meaning given by regulation 4(4)(b);

“principal office” (“prif swyddfa”), in relation to a Board, means the premises designated as such by the Board;

“registered nurse” (“nyrs gofrestredig”) means a nurse or midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council;

“representative body” (“corff cynrychioliadol”) means a body who has appointed a person to act as its representative on the Board;

“serious case review” (“adolygiad achos difrifol”) has the meaning given in regulation 4.

(2) In these Regulations, a reference—

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

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

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

(1)

Section 31(1) of the 2004 Act requires each children’s services authority in Wales to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board for their area. Section 31(9) permits two or more authorities to discharge their respective duties under section 31(1) by establishing a Board for their combined area.

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