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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 61: Establishment of integrated family support boards

126.Section 61 places a duty on each local authority to establish an Integrated Family Support Board (“IFS Board”) for its area.  Section 58(4) requires an IFST to carry out its functions under the direction of its IFS board. The IFS Board must include:

  • the director of social services;

  • the statutory lead director of children and young people services (under section 27 of the 2004 Act) if this is not the director of social services;

  • the lead officer for children and young people services from the Local Health Board.

127.Provisions enable local authorities to co-opt other members to the IFS Board with the consent of the Local Health Board and to pay remuneration and allowances to co-opted members appointed under subsection (5).

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