Consultation by local authority

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 10 January 2017.

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‘(1) Before making an application for the Secretary of State to make regulations under section (Power to test different ways of working) a local authority in England must—

(a) consult such of the other safeguarding partners and relevant agencies in relation to its area as it considers appropriate, and

(b) any other person that the local authority considers appropriate.

(2) In deciding who to consult under subsection (1)(b) a local authority in England must, in particular, consider consulting any children or young people who might be affected by the regulations.’—

This would impose a consultation requirement on local authorities before making an application under NC2.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

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