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The Local Safeguarding Children Boards (Wales) Regulations 2006

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5.  (1)  A Board must include the following as representatives of the children’s services authority—

(a)the authority’s lead director for children and young people’s services or some other officer directly accountable to the director who is of sufficient seniority to represent the authority instead of the director;

(b)unless the authority’s lead director for children and young people’s services is—

(i)the director of social services, the authority’s director of social services or some other officer directly accountable to that director who is of sufficient seniority to represent the authority instead of that director;

(ii)the chief education officer, the authority’s chief education officer or some other officer directly accountable to the chief education officer who is of sufficient seniority to represent the authority instead of the chief education officer;

(iii)the officer appointed by the authority with responsibility for the discharge of its functions under Part VI or VII of the Housing Act 1996(1), some other officer directly accountable to that person who is of sufficient seniority to represent the authority instead.

(2) A Board must include the following as representatives of the children’s services authority’s Board Partners—

(a)in respect of the chief officer of police for any police area any part of which falls within the area of the Board, an officer who—

(i)holds at least the rank of Inspector; and

(ii)whom the chief officer has charged with responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;

(b)in respect of a local probation board for any area any part of which falls within the area of the Board, the Chief Officer or some other officer directly accountable to the Chief Officer who is of sufficient seniority to represent the Board instead of the Chief Officer;

(c)in respect of a youth offending team for an area any part of which falls within the area of the Board, the team’s manager or the manager’s deputy;

(d)in respect of a Local Health Board (“LHB”) for any area any part of which falls within the area of the Board—

(i)the LHB’s lead officer for children and young people’s services or some other officer directly accountable to the lead officer who is of sufficient seniority to act as the LHB’s representative instead of the lead officer;

(ii)a registered medical practitioner charged with specific responsibilities in relation to the protection of children within the area of the LHB; and

(iii)a registered nurse charged with specific responsibilities in relation to the protection of children within the area of the LHB;

(e)in respect of an NHS Trust providing medical services in the area of the authority, other than the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the Trust’s lead executive director for children and young people’s services or some other officer directly accountable to him or her who is of sufficient seniority to act as the Trust’s representative instead of the lead executive director;

(f)in respect of the governor of any secure training centre within the area of the Board (or, in the case of a contracted out secure centre, its director), the governor’s (or director's) deputy or an individual of higher rank; and

(g)in respect of the governor of any prison in the area of the Board which ordinarily detains children (or, in the case of a contracted out prison, its director), the governor’s (or director's) deputy or an individual of higher rank.

(3) The representatives in paragraph (2) are hereby prescribed for the purposes of section 31(2) of the 2004 Act.

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