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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 469 (W. 79)

Social Care, Wales

The Revised Codes of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to Parts 4 and 5 and Part 6 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Appointed Day) (Wales) Order 2018

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26 March 2018

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 146(4)(b) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014(1), make the following Order:

Title, application and interpretation

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Revised Codes of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to Parts 4 and 5 and Part 6 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Appointed Day) (Wales) Order 2018.

(2) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

(3) In this Order—

“the Revised Parts 4 and 5 Code” (“Cod Diwygiedig Rhannau 4 a 5”) means the Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to Part 4 (direct payments and choice of accommodation) and Part 5 (charging and financial assessment) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, a draft of which was laid before the National Assembly for Wales on 2 February 2018 for issue by the Welsh Ministers on 28 March 2018;

“the Revised Part 6 Code” (“Cod Diwygiedig Rhan 6”) means the Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to Part 6 (looked after and accommodated children) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, a draft of which was laid before the National Assembly for Wales on 2 February 2018 for issue by the Welsh Ministers on 28 March 2018.

Appointed day

2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into force of the Revised Part 6 Code is 2 April 2018.

(2) The day appointed for the coming into force of the Revised Parts 4 and 5 Code is 9 April 2018.

Huw Irranca-Davies

Minister for Children and Social Care, under authority of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

26 March 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order appoints 2 April 2018 as the day on which the revised Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to Part 6 (looked after and accommodated children) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force.

It also appoints 9 April 2018 as the day on which the revised Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to Part 4 (direct payments and choice of accommodation) and Part 5 (charging and financial assessment) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force.

These Codes are issued by the Welsh Ministers under section 145(1) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”) .

Section 145(3) of the 2014 Act requires local authorities to act in accordance with any relevant requirements contained in a code issued under section 145(1) and to have regard to any relevant guidelines contained in it.

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