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The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) and Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2016

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Amendment of the Review of Children’s Cases (Wales) Regulations 2007

7.—(1) The Review of Children’s Cases (Wales) Regulations 2007(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 1 (title, commencement, interpretation and application)—

(a)omit the definition of “IFS team”;

(b)in the definition of “independent visitor”, for “paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 to the Act” substitute “section 98 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014”; and

(c)in the definition of “responsible authority”—

(i)omit paragraph (a),

(ii)in paragraph (b), omit “who is not looked after by a local authority”, and

(iii)in paragraph (c), for “neither looked after by a local authority nor” substitute “not”.

(3) In regulation 2 (duty to review children’s cases), omit “looked after or”.

(4) In regulation 4 (time when each case to be reviewed)—

(a)in paragraph (1), omit “looked after or”; and

(b)for paragraph (3), substitute—

(3) Nothing in this regulation prevents the responsible authority from reviewing the case before the time specified in paragraph (1) or (2) and, in particular, they must do so if the independent reviewing officer so directs..

(5) In regulation 5(2) (manner in which cases are to be reviewed), omit “looking after or”.

(6) Omit regulation 6A (additional considerations to which responsible authorities are to have regard where IFS team involved).

(7) In regulation 7(1) (health reviews), omit “looked after or”.

(8) In regulation 8 (consultation, participation and notification)—

(a)in paragraph (1), omit sub-paragraph (dd); and

(b)in paragraph (3), omit sub-paragraph (dd).

(9) In regulation 12 (application of regulations to short breaks)—

(a)in paragraph (1), omit “looked after or”; and

(b)in paragraph (3), omit “looked after or”.

(10) In regulation 14 (exception to application of regulations), omit “a local authority or”.

(11) In Schedule 1 (elements to be included in review)—

(a)in paragraph 1, for “looking after the child” substitute “providing the child with accommodation”; and

(b)in paragraph 5—

(i)omit sub-paragraph (b), and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (c), for “the Act” substitute “the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014”.

(12) In Schedule 2 (considerations to which responsible authorities are to have regard)—

(a)omit paragraphs (1), (2) and (7);

(b)in paragraph 5, omit “looking after the child or”; and

(c)in paragraph (10), omit “looked after or”.

(13) Omit Schedule 4 (additional considerations to which local authorities are to have regard where IFS team involved).

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