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The Care Leavers (Wales) Regulations 2015

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9.—(1) For the purposes of section 109(1)(c) of the Act, the responsible local authority must provide assistance in order to meet the category 2 young person’s needs in relation to education, training or employment as provided for in that young person’s pathway plan.

(2) For the purposes of section 109(3), “suitable accommodation” (“llety addas”) means accommodation—

(a)which so far as reasonably practicable is suitable for the category 2 young person in the light of their needs, including any health needs and any needs arising from any disability(1),

(b)in respect of which the responsible local authority has satisfied itself as to the character and suitability of the landlord or other provider, and

(c)in respect of which the responsible local authority has, so far as reasonably practicable, taken into account the category 2 young person’s—

(i)wishes and feelings, and

(ii)education, training and employment needs.

(3) In determining for the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) whether accommodation is suitable for a category 2 young person, the responsible local authority must have regard to the matters set out in Schedule 3.

(4) For the purposes of sections 110(8), 112(4), 114(7) and 115(8) of the Act—

“further education” (“addysg bellach”) has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996(2) save that for the purposes of this regulation it only includes further education which is provided on a full-time residential basis; and

“higher education” (“addysg uwch”) means education provided by means of a course of a description referred to in regulations made under section 22 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998(3).

(1)

Section 3(5) of the Act provides that a person is “disabled” if the person has a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 (c. 15).

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