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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Refusal of registration

124.—(1) An authority may refuse to register an applicant for registration under Article 118(1)(a) if the authority is satisfied that—

(a)the applicant; or

(b)any person looking after, or likely to be looking after, any children on any premises on which the applicant is, or is likely to be, child minding,

is not fit to look after children under the age of twelve.

(2) An authority may refuse to register an applicant for registration under Article 118(1)(a) if the authority is satisfied that—

(a)any person living, or likely to be living, at any premises on which the applicant is, or is likely to be, child minding; or

(b)any person employed, or likely to be employed, on those premises,

is not fit to be in the proximity of children under the age of twelve.

(3) An authority may refuse to register an applicant for registration under Article 118(1)(b) if the authority is satisfied that any person looking after, or likely to be looking after, any children on the premises to which the application relates is not fit to look after children under the age of twelve.

(4) An authority may refuse to register an applicant for registration under Article 118(1)(b) if the authority is satisfied that—

(a)any person living, or likely to be living, at the premises to which the application relates; or

(b)any person employed, or likely to be employed, on those premises,

is not fit to be in the proximity of children under the age of twelve.

(5) An authority may refuse to register an applicant for registration under this Part if the authority is satisfied—

(a)in the case of an application for registration under Article 118(1)(a), that any premises on which the applicant is, or is likely to be, child minding; or

(b)in the case of an application for registration under Article 118(1)(b), that the premises to which the application relates,

are not fit to be used for looking after children under the age of twelve, whether because of their condition or the condition of any equipment used on the premises or for any reason connected with their situation, construction or size.

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