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PSL Essential Update: The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consequential Amendments to Primary and Secondary Legislation

Date:20 APR 2016
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In a nutshell:

As family lawyers practising in Wales will be aware the Social Services and Well-being  (Wales) Act 2014 came into force on 6 April 2016.

The Social  Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations  2016 and the Social  Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments)(Secondary  Legislation) Regulations 2014 which amend existing primary and secondary legislation as it applies to Wales have also now become available.

It has already been noted that the 2014 Act will have a drastic impact on the application of legislation such as the Children Act 1989 in Wales.  These regulations provide further information as to how existing legislation will be impacted by the 2014 Act in Wales.


The regulations were implemented on 6 April 2016 although they have only just become available.

The Statutes and Statutory Instruments that make the changes:

The regulations are made under:

Section 198 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014; and

Sections 195(6) and 201 of the Health and Social  Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

Summary of the  changes:

Social  Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (Secondary Legislation) Regulations  2014:

The Regulations contain some provisions...

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