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Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Jobseekers' agreements and action plans: well-being of children

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25.—(1) In Article 11 of the Jobseekers Order (the jobseeker’s agreement), after paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) In preparing a jobseeker’s agreement for a claimant, the officer must have regard (so far as practicable) to its impact on the well-being of any child who may be affected by it..

(2) In section 14 of the Welfare Reform Act (employment and support allowance: action plans in connection with work-focused interviews) at the end add—

(5) In preparing any action plan, the Department for Employment and Learning must have regard (so far as practicable) to its impact on the well-being of any person under the age of 16 who may be affected by it..

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