New Legislation – May 2015

All legislation can be found at: www.legislation.gov.uk/.

SI 2015/381, The Education Act 2002 (Commencement No. 15) (Wales) Order 2015.
From 27 February 2015, gives powers to facilitate innovative educational projects in Wales.

2015 No. 213, The Time Off to Attend Adoption Appointments (Prospective Adopters) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.
From 5 April 2015, extends rights to time off for foster parents.

2015 No. 195, The Civil Legal Services (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.
From 1 April 2015, amends the qualifications for receiving, or no longer receiving these services.

2015 No. 197, The Civil Legal Services (Appeal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.
From 1 April, provides for appeals to be made to a panel, e.g. about a decision not to fund civil legal services for an individual. (2015 No. 198, The Civil Legal Services (Costs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 and 2015 No. 199, The Civil Legal Services (Cost Protection) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 set out how costing decisions are made.)

2015 No. 179 (C. 29), The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2015.
Provides for all of section 5 of the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 to come into effect, partly from 11 May and the rest from 24 June 2015. This affects placements of people from within Scotland who need residential care and/or nursing provision outside of Scotland.

2015 No. 225, The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (Codes of Practice) Order 2015.
From 1 June 2015, new codes include management of situations encountered by young people, e.g. being taken into detention and questioned.