The Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 545 (W. 119)
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 29/04/2019
 
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Welsh Statutory Instruments

Social Care, Wales

Made

12 March 2019

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

13 March 2019

Coming into force

29 April 2019

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by sections 87 , 92 , 94 A and 196(2) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014(1).

Title and commencement

  1. —(1) The title of these Regulations is the Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

    (2) These Regulations come into force on 29 April 2019.

    Amendment of the Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2018

  2. The Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2018(2) are amended as follows—

    (a) in regulation 7(1) (requirement to appoint a local authority manager) , for “one of its officers” substitute “an officer”;

    (b) in the Welsh text of regulation 10(5) (requirement to provide the service in accordance with policies and procedures) , for “baragraff (1)(a) , (b) , (g) ac (i)” substitute “baragraff (1)(a) , (b) , (c) ac (h)”;

    (c) in the English text of regulation 11 (duty of candour)—

    (i) for paragraph (d) substitute—

    “(d) in the case of a child who is placed with an area authority, that area authority.”;

    (ii) omit paragraph (e);

    (d) in regulation 26(1) (access to health services) , for “the health and development” substitute “the physical, mental and emotional health and development”;

    (e) in regulation 29(2)(e) (fitness of staff) , for “1 September 2022” substitute “1 April 2022”.

    Julie Morgan

    Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, under authority of the Minister for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

    12 March 2019

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Regulations)

    These Regulations amend the Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/1339 (W. 261)) (“the 2018 Regulations”).

    Regulation 2(a) amends regulation 7 of the 2018 Regulations in order to allow a local authority provider to appoint an officer from another local authority to be responsible for the management of the fostering service.

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