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This Order is the fourth Commencement Order made by the Secretary of State under the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 ("the Act") which brings provisions of the Act into force only in relation to England.
Article 2 brings section 1 of the Act into force on 14 November 2011 in relation to four specified local authorities. Section 1 provides that a local authority may enter into arrangements with a provider of social work services for the discharge by that provider of some or all of the relevant care functions of that authority. Section 1 was commenced in relation to six other local authorities on 16February 2009 and in relation to a further ten local authorities on 16 December 2010.
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