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The Care Planning and Case Review (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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Amendment of the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations 2015

4.—(1) The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations 2015(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)in the appropriate place insert—

“the Partnership Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau Partneriaeth”) means the Partnership Arrangements (Wales) Regulations 2015(2);

“partnership body” (“corff partneriaeth”) has the meaning given in regulation 1(4) of the Partnership Regulations;; and

(b)for the definition of “IFS team” substitute the following—

“IFS team” (“tîm integredig cymorth i deuluoedd”) means an integrated family support team established by a partnership body in accordance with the Partnership Regulations(3);.

(3) In regulation 41 (considerations to which the responsible authority must have regard)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for “paragraph 1” substitute “paragraphs 1 to 17”,

(b)in paragraph (2) for “paragraph 2” substitute “paragraphs 18 to 26”,

(c)after paragraph (2) insert the following paragraph—

(3) In paragraph (2) and in Schedule 8—

“family” (“teulu”) has the meaning given in regulation 18(3) of the Partnership Regulations(4)..

(4) In regulation 57 (modifications to Part 2), in paragraph (4)(b) for “regulation (5)” substitute “regulation 7(5)”.

(5) In Schedule 8 (considerations to which the responsible authority must have regard when reviewing C’s case), after paragraph 17 insert the following—

18.  Details of any care plan or health treatment plan for P.

19.  Details of any support or services provided for P by any person.

20.  Any changes in P’s capacity to care for children, and in particular in relation to C, as a result of the health or social care services provided by any person, or as a result of any other factors.

21.  Any changes in the family circumstances since the last review.

22.  Any significant events outside the family which are relevant.

23.  Any difficulties which the family may have had in engaging with the IFS team.

24.  Whether there is any conflict between the needs of C and the needs of P, or any other member of P’s household, and how this can be resolved.

25.  The need to prepare for the ending of the involvement of the IFS team.

26.  In paragraphs 18 to 25—

“P” is to be construed as though it were a reference to “parent” within the meaning given in regulation 18(5) of the Partnership Regulations..

(2)

S.I. 2015/1989 (W. 299). These Regulations were amended by S.I. 2017/491 (W. 103).

(3)

See regulation 16 of the Partnership Regulations (establishment of integrated family support teams). Sections 166 to 169 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (anaw 4) make provision for partnership arrangements between each local health board and the local authorities within the area of each local health board in Wales to establish a partnership body to participate in arrangements for the carrying out of specified health and social services functions in partnership.

(4)

See section 197(1) for the definition of “family” for the purposes of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (anaw 4), which applies in relation to other references to “family” in the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations 2015.

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