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Safeguarding Board Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare of children

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12.—(1) This section applies to each of the following—

(a)the Regional Health and Social Care Board;

(b)the Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well-being;

(c)Health and Social Care trusts;

(d)the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(e)the Probation Board for Northern Ireland;

(f)the Youth Justice Agency;

(g)education and library boards;

(h)district councils;

(i)the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children;

(j)such other relevant persons or bodies as may be prescribed.

(2) Each person and body to whom this section applies must make arrangements for ensuring that—

(a)their functions are exercised having due regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and

(b)any services provided by another person pursuant to arrangements made by the person or body in the exercise of their functions are provided having due regard to that need.

(3) Each person and body to whom this section applies must, in exercising their duty under this section, have due regard to any guidance given to them for the purpose by the Department.

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