Secure accommodation and placements of children out of area
Between 4 September and 27 November 2017 Welsh Government consulted on changes to local authorities’ duties in relation to cross-border placements in secure accommodation, and other out of area placements for looked after children.
The consultation sought views on draft regulations:
- The Care Planning, Placement and Care Review (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
- The Children (Secure Accommodation) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
- The revision of Chapter 7 of the Part 6 Code of Practice
Special guardianship orders
Between 4 September and 27 November 2017 Welsh Government consulted on amendments to regulations in respect of special guardianship.
Welsh Government consulted on a new Code of Practice under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
National standards and outcomes framework for children and young people
Between 31 March 2017 and 23 June 2017, Welsh Government consulted on the Independent Advocacy Standards and Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People in Wales which replaces the National Standards for the provision of Children’s Advocacy Services (2003).
The consultation relates to the duties around advocacy placed by Part 10 and Section 174 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
The framework will enable independent professional advocacy services and commissioners to measure the quality as well as the quantity of their work and be assured they are making a positive difference to children and young people’s lives.
The responses are currently being reviewed. View the framework consultation documents
Guidance on handling individual cases to protect children and adults at risk
Between 31 January 2017 and 25 April, Welsh Government consulted on volumes 5 and 6 of the Working Together to Safeguard People statutory guidance.
The consultation looked at the guidance to help local authorities and their partners implement Part 7 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
The guidance provides advice on what should happen if an individual has concerns about the well-being or welfare of a child or an adult at risk.