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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Requirements to be complied with by child minders

125.—(1) Where an authority registers a person under Article 118(1)(a), it shall impose such reasonable requirements on him as it considers appropriate in his case.

(2) In imposing requirements on him, the authority shall—

(a)specify the maximum number of children, or the maximum number of children within specified age groups, whom he may look after when acting as a child minder;

(b)require him to secure that any premises on which he so looks after any child, and the equipment used in those premises, are adequately maintained and kept safe;

(c)require him to keep a record of the name and address of—

(i)any child so looked after by him on any premises within the authority’s area;

(ii)any person who assists in looking after any such child; and

(iii)any person living, or likely at any time to be living, at those premises;

(d)require him to notify the authority in writing of any change in the persons mentioned in sub-paragraph (c)(ii) and (iii).

(3) The Department may by regulations make provision as to—

(a)requirements which must be imposed by an authority under this Article in prescribed circumstances;

(b)requirements of such descriptions as may be prescribed which must not be imposed by an authority under this Article.

(4) In determining the maximum number of children to be specified under paragraph (2)(a), the authority shall take account of the number of other children who may at any time be on any premises on which the person concerned acts, or is likely to act, as a child minder.

(5) Where, in addition to the requirements mentioned in paragraph (2), an authority imposes other requirements, those other requirements must not be incompatible with any of the paragraph (2) requirements.

(6) An authority may at any time—

(a)vary any requirement imposed under this Article;

(b)impose any additional requirement; or

(c)remove any requirement.

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