These Regulations amend the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 (“the CPPCRR”) which make provision about care planning for looked after children.
The amendments are mainly consequent on the commencement of provisions in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“the 2012 Act”) relating to children who are remanded by the court to youth detention accommodation. Section 104(1) of that Act provides that children who are remanded to youth detention accommodation are to be treated as looked after children.
These Regulations amend the CPPCRR so that they apply, with modifications, in relation to looked after children who are remanded to local authority accommodation or to youth detention accommodation. Regulation 6 inserts a new Part 8A into the CPPCRR which modifies the application of those regulations in relation to (i) children who are treated as looked after as a result of their remand to local authority accommodation, (ii) children who are remanded to youth detention accommodation and were already looked after children prior to their remand, and (iii) children who are treated as looked after as a result of their remand to youth detention accommodation.
They also make amendments which are consequent on the commencement of the 2012 Act and/or on the amendments made by these Regulations to the CPPCRR, to: the Refuges (Children’s Homes and Foster Placements) Regulations 1991, the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001, the Care Standards Act 2000 (Registration) (England) Regulations 2010, the Care Leavers (England) Regulations 2010 and the Visits to Former Looked After Children in Detention (England) Regulations 2010.