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The Visits to Children in Detention (Wales) Regulations 2015

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Reports of visits

8.—(1) R must provide a written report of each visit which must include—

(a)R’s assessment, having regard to A’s views, wishes and feelings, as to whether A’s well-being is being adequately safeguarded and promoted whilst in detention or residing in approved premises,

(b)R’s recommendations as to the timing and frequency of any further visits by R,

(c)any other arrangements which R considers should be put in place with a view to promoting contact between A and A’s family or in order to safeguard and promote A’s well-being,

(d)R’s assessment as to how A’s well-being should be adequately safeguarded and promoted following release from detention, or the requirement to reside in approved premises is removed, in particular—

(i)whether A will need to be provided with accommodation by the responsible local authority, another local authority or a local authority in England, and

(ii)whether any other services should be provided by the responsible local authority or another local authority in the exercise of their duties under the 2014 Act or the 1989 Act, or a local authority in England under the 1989 Act.

(2) R must, in making any assessment under paragraph (1), unless it is not reasonably practicable to do so or it is not consistent with A’s well-being, take into account the views of—

(a)any parent of, or any other person with parental responsibility for, A, and

(b)appropriate members of staff of the institution where A is detained, or the approved premises in which A is residing.

(3) The responsible local authority must give a copy of the report to—

(a)A, unless it would not be appropriate to do so,

(b)a person falling within paragraph (2)(a), unless to do so would not be in A’s best interests,

(c)the governor, director or registered manager(1) of the institution where A is being detained or the person responsible for the approved premises in which A is residing,

(d)the relevant youth offending team case manager,

(e)where different from the responsible local authority, the local authority in whose area A is detained, and

(f)any other person whom the responsible local authority considers should be given a copy of the report having regard to R’s assessment.

(1)

That is, a person registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000 as a manager of a secure children’s home.

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