1 Name, commencement, application and interpretation

(1)    These Regulations are called The Inspection of Youth Support Services in Wales Regulations 2004 and shall come into force on 1st August 2004.

(2)    These Regulations apply to Wales.

(3)    In these Regulations—

“the 2000 Act” (“Deddf 2000”) means the Learning and Skills Act 2000;

“the Chief Inspector” (“y Prif Arolygydd”) means Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales; and

“working day” (“diwrnod gwaith”) means a day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a bank holiday.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 August 2004: see para (1) above.

2 Action plan

2Action plan

(1)    A statement under section 128 of the 2000 Act (“an action plan”) must be published within the period of 50 working days (whether or not there is a requirement that it be translated), from the date on which the report of the inspection concerned was published under arrangements made by the Chief Inspector.

(2)    The action plan must be published by making it available at the offices of the person who provided the inspected service, for inspection by members of the public at all reasonable times, and on any internet web-site of that person which is associated with the service.

(3)    A copy of the action plan must be sent free of charge to each of the following—

(a)    the Chief Inspector;

(b)    the National Assembly for Wales;

(c)    the National Council for Education and Training in Wales;

(d)    any other organisations which contribute to the provision of the youth support services who were not included within the original report from the Chief Inspector;

(e)    young people's representatives groups within the area for which the local authority is responsible;

(f)    all school councils within the area for which the local authority is responsible; and

(g)    any partnership established by the local authority to encourage, enable or assist young persons (directly or indirectly)—

(i)    to participate in education or training,

(ii)    to take advantage of opportunities for employment, or

(iii)    to participate effectively and responsibly in the life of their communities.

(4)    A copy of the action plan must also be sent (free of charge) to any member of the public who request a copy.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 August 2004: see reg 1(1).

Signature

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998

John Marek

The Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

9th March 2004

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations state the time-scale within which statements under section 128 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 are to be published and who should be sent a copy.

A statement under section 128 is a statement of the action which is proposed by the party whose services have been inspected, in light of a report following an inspection of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales. The Chief Inspector may arrange for the publication of a report of an inspection having inspected the provision of youth support services within a local authority has been directed by the National Assembly to provide, secure or participate in.