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Amendments to the Children (Leaving Care) Bill [H.L.]

Children (Leaving Care) Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Children (Leaving Care) Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Grand Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD LAMING
 
     Page 1, line 16, leave out from ("seventeen") to end of line 20 
  
BY THE LORD LAMING
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 2, line 9, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD LAMING
 
     Page 2, leave out line 33 and insert--
    ("(c)  is between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one")
 
     Page 2, line 35, after ("children") insert ("or young persons") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMING
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 3, line 5, leave out lines 5 to 8 and insert--
 
    ("(1)  It is the duty of the responsible local authority to use their best endeavours to establish or maintain contact with a relevant child or young person at such times as are reasonable with a view to discharging their functions under this section, whether or not that child or young person is within their area.")
 
     Page 3, line 28, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD LAMING
 
     Page 3, line 39, leave out ("child's welfare") and insert ("welfare of the relevant child or young person") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMING
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 4, line 3, leave out from beginning to ("they") in line 4 and insert ("if the responsible local authority have lost contact with a relevant child or young person despite using their best endeavours to establish or maintain contact with him,") 
     Page 4, line 8, after first ("child") insert ("or young person") 
     Page 4, line 8, after second ("child") insert ("or young person") 
     Page 4, line 29, leave out ("keep in touch") and insert ("establish and maintain contact") 
     Page 4, line 31, leave out ("touch") and insert ("contact") 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMING
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 8, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  No local authority shall exercise the powers conferred by this section in respect of a child or young person who is not assisted by an independent advocate, unless having been informed of his right to an independent advocate, that young person has refused to avail himself of such assistance.".")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMING
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 9, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 22 (general duty of local authority in relation to children looked after by them), after subsection (5) insert--
        (5A)  In meeting their duty under subsections (4)(a) and (5)(a) the local authority shall permit the child the assistance of an independent advocate.".")
 
     Page 9, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 26 (review of cases and inquiries into representations), after subsection (3) insert--
        (3A)  Where a local authority receives representations from a child under subsection (3)(a), they shall not exercise the powers conferred by this section in respect of a child who is not assisted by an independent advocate, unless having been informed of his right to an independent advocate, the child has refused to avail himself of such assistance.".")
 
 
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