Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Statutory Instruments with Clear Reports

22 June 2015

 

CLA541 - The National Independent Safeguarding Board (Wales) Regulations 2015

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

The National Safeguarding Board (“the Board”) was established by section 132 of the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014.  These Regulations set out arrangements for appointment to, and proceedings of the Board including the establishment of supplementary groups, consultation with those affected by the work of the Board and arrangements for the Board’s annual report to the Welsh Ministers.

 

These Regulations are to be read in conjunction with the Safeguarding Boards (General) (Wales) regulations 2015 and the Safeguarding Boards (Functions and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2015.

 

CLA542 –The Safeguarding Boards (General) (Wales) Regulations 2015

 

Procedure:Negative

 

These regulations relate to the Safeguarding Children Boards established under section 134(4) of the Social services and Well-being Act 2014 (“the Act”) and Safeguarding Adults Boards established under section 134(5) of the Act (collectively referred to as Safeguarding Boards).

 

The purpose of the Regulations is to provide a coherent, common footprint for the establishment of safeguarding boards by setting out the lead partners for adults and children respectively and require the lead partners to establish a Safeguarding Board for their areas.

 

These Regulations are to be read in conjunction with the National Independent Safeguarding Board (Wales) Regulations 2015 and the Safeguarding Boards (Functions and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2015.

CLA543 -The Safeguarding Boards (Functions and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2015

 

Procedure:Affirmative

 

These Regulations provide for the functions and procedure of Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding Adults Boards established under section 134 of the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014.  They include the criteria to be applied by a Board in determining whether to conduct a practice review relating to the steps to be taken to achieve improvements in multi-agency child and adult protection practice.

 

These Regulations are to be read in conjunction with the National Independent Safeguarding Board (Wales) Regulations 2015 and the Safeguarding Boards (General) Regulations 2015.

 

 

CLA544 - The Adult Protection and Support Orders (Authorised Officer) (Wales) Regulations 2015

 

Procedure:Affirmative

 

Section 127(9) of the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 enables the Welsh Ministers to make regulations restricting the persons or categories of persons who may be authorised by a local authority to apply for an Adult Protection and Support order under section 127.

 

These Regulations provide that a local authority should only authorise a person having relevant experience of working in the field of social care with adults who are, or may be, at risk to apply for an Adult Protection and Support Order.  A person so authorised must also have undertaken appropriate training and be an officer of the authorising local authority.

 

 

 

 

CLA545 - The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Social Enterprise, Co-operative and Third Sector) (Wales) Regulations 2015

 

Procedure:Affirmative

 

Section 16 of the Social services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (“the Act”) requires local authorities to promote social enterprises, co-operative organisations, co-operative arrangements and third sector organisations to provide care and support and preventative services in their areas.

 

These Regulations detail the sorts of organisations or arrangements which fall into those different categories and provide for what constitutes activity which might be reasonable considered to be carried on for the benefit of society.

 

 

CLA546 -The Care and Support (Partnership Arrangements for Population Assessments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

 

Procedure:Affirmative

 

These Regulations prescribe how local authorities and Local Health Boards should jointly undertake the population assessment of care and support needs and carers’ needs required by section 14 of the Social services and Well-being Act 2014.

 

The Regulations require partnership arrangements to be put in place to undertake the assessment and allowing for the production of a combined population assessment thus allowing local authorities and Local Health Boards to identify how to meet needs collaboratively.

 

The Regulations should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Population Assessments) (Wales) 2015.

 

 

 

CLA547 - The Care and Support (Population Assessments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

 

Procedure:Negative

 

These Regulations require local authorities and Local Health Boards jointly to produce a population assessment of care and support needs and carers’ needs which is to inform planning and operational decisions, and facilitate prevention and early intervention.  As part of the assessment, local authorities and Local Health Boards will also need to identify the range and level of preventative services necessary to meet those purposes.

 

The Regulations should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Partnership Arrangements for Population Assessments) (Wales) Regulations 2015.