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The Children Act 2004 (Commencement No. 6) (Wales) Order 2006

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2.—(1) 31 March 2006 is the appointed day for the coming into force of section 26 of the Act (Children and young people’s plans: Wales).

(2) 1 April 2006 is the appointed day for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)Section 28 (1)(a) to (c) and (i), (2) (so far as relating to the persons and bodies referred to in subsection (1)(a) to (c) and (i)), (3) and (4) (Arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare:Wales);

(b)Section 44 (Private fostering: amendments to notification scheme);

(c)Section 48 and Schedule 4 (save for paragraph (5) of that Schedule) (Child minding and day care);

(d)Section 53 (Ascertaining children’s wishes);

(e)Section 54 (Information about individual children);

(f)Section 55 (Social services committees);

(g)Section 61 (Children’s Commissioner for Wales: powers of entry); and

(h)Parts 1 (in so far as it relates to section 5 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002(1)), 2 and 4 of Schedule 5 (Repeals).

(3) 1 September 2006 is the appointed day for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)Section 27 (Responsibility for functions under sections 25 and 26); and

(b)Part 1 (in so far as not already in force, but excepting the provisions relating to paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1989(2)) of Schedule 5 (Repeals).

(4) 1 October 2006 is the appointed day for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)Section 30 (Inspection of functions under Part 3 of the Act);

(b)Section 32 (Functions and procedures of LSCBs(3) in Wales);

(c)Section 33 (Funding of LSCBs in Wales) ;

(d)Section 34 (LSCBs in Wales: supplementary);

(e)Section 50 (Intervention);

(f)Section 52 (Duty of local authorities to promote educational achievement); and

(g)Section 56 (Social services functions).

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Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

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