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Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

Section 26 – Adopter’s absence

44.This section entitles a councillor who satisfies prescribed conditions to a period of absence where that councillor (whether individually or jointly with another person) adopts a child. The period of absence is to be up to two weeks. The section provides for the details relating to adopter’s absence to be set out in regulations, thereby allowing the Welsh Ministers to respond to and reflect any changes made in the wider employment regime.

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