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These Regulations may be cited as the Local Safeguarding Children Boards (Review) Regulations 2013 and come into force on 9th October 2013.
These Regulations make provision for the review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards ("LSCBs") by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills ("the Chief Inspector"). They set out when a review must or may be undertaken and prescribe the Chief Inspector's powers in relation to such reviews.
Regulation 2 specifies the functions of an LSCB for the purposes of section 15A of the Children Act 2004.
Regulation 3 provides that the Chief Inspector may conduct a review of any or all of the specified functions and must conduct a review at the request of the Secretary of State.
Regulation 4 requires the Chief Inspector to make a report of the review and to send it to the local authority with responsibility for establishing the LSCB, the LSCB Chair, the Board partners, the relevant inspectorates for each of the Board partners, any other body represented on the LSCB and the Secretary of State. The Regulations also make provision about publication of the report by the LSCB and the Chief Inspector.
Regulation 5 enables the Chief Inspector to request documents, interview specified individuals and attend meetings of the LSCB, for the purposes of a review.
A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.
The Red Book is the acknowledged authority on practice and procedure