Part 6 Code of Practice (Looked After and Accommodated Children 

Please note that the Welsh Government has issued a revised Part 6 Code of Practice (Looked After and Accommodated Children), under section 145 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

This code came into effect on Monday 2 April 2018 and revokes the Part 6 Code of Practice issued in December 2015.

Please find the new link below and details of the changes which were consulted upon in autumn 2017.


Minor Changes


Paragraphs 24, 26

Emergency placements out of area

Paragraphs 202 – 207 – replacement with new text  

Placements outside England and Wales

Paragraph 216 – removal of final sentence: ‘A placement should only be agreed where the stay overseas is for a definite and limited period.’

Visits to children in detention

Paragraphs 360 and 361 – replacement with new text

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Paragraph 509 – replacement with new text

Financial assistance for care leavers qualifying for information, advice and assistance

Paragraph 640 – replacement with new text


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