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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 on Report in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE EARL HOWE
 
1*     Page 1, line 16, leave out from ("seventeen") to end of line 20 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
THE EARL HOWE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD LAMING
 
2*     Page 2, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  In section 20 (provision of accommodation of children: general) after subsection (11) insert--
        (12)  A local authority shall continue to provide accommodation to any child who has reached the age of sixteen unless that child can demonstrate that he is ready and willing to cease being looked after by them."")
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL HOWE
THE LORD LAMING
THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
 
3*     Page 2, leave out line 33 and insert--
    ("(c) is between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one.")
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMING
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL HOWE
THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
 
4*     Page 3, leave out lines 5 to 8 and insert--
 
    ("(1) It is the duty of the responsible local authority to take reasonable steps 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.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE EARL HOWE
THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
THE LORD LAMING
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
5*     Page 7, line 13, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD LAMING
THE EARL HOWE
THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
 
6*     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, he has refused to avail himself of such assistance.".")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE EARL HOWE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD LAMING
THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
 
7*     Page 9, line 26, at end insert ("and
    (b)  after subsection (6) insert--
        (6A)  Every local authority shall provide cash assistance to any relevant child in their area for whom another local authority is responsible under section 23A unless they are satisfied that his welfare does not require it."")
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD LAMING
THE EARL HOWE
THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
 
8*     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) it shall not exercise its powers conferred by that 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, he has refused to avail himself of such assistance."")
 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MASHAM OF ILTON
 
9*     Page 10, line 22, after ("Children") insert (and Young Persons") 
 
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