HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c1009

'(1) In section 26 of the Children Act 1989 (c.41) (representations), after subsection (3B) insert—

"(3C) The duty under subsection (3) extends to any representations (including complaints) which are made to the authority by—

  1. (a) a child with respect to whom a special guardianship order is in force,
  2. (b) a special guardian or a parent of such a child,
  3. (c) any other person the authority consider has a sufficient interest in the welfare of such a child to warrant his representations being considered by them, or
  4. (d) any person who has applied for an assessment under section 14F(3) or (4),
about the discharge by the authority of such functions under section 14F as may be specified by the Secretary of State in regulations."

(2) Section 14G of that Act (special guardianship support services: representations) shall cease to have effect.'.—[Dr. Ladyman.]

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

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