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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Cancellation of registration

128.—(1) An authority may cancel the registration of any person under Article 118(1)(a) if—

(a)it appears to the authority that the circumstances of the case are such that it would be justified in refusing to register that person as a child minder;

(b)the care provided by that person when looking after any child as a child minder is, in the opinion of the authority, seriously inadequate having regard to the needs of that child; or

(c)that person has contravened any requirement imposed on him under Article 125.

(2) An authority may cancel the registration of any person under Article 118(1)(b) with respect to particular premises if—

(a)it appears to the authority that the circumstances of the case are such that it would be justified in refusing to register that person with respect to those premises;

(b)the day care provided by that person on those premises is, in the opinion of the authority, seriously inadequate having regard to the needs of the children concerned; or

(c)that person has contravened any requirement imposed on him under Article 126.

(3) An authority may cancel all registrations of any person under Article 118(1)(b) if it appears to the authority that the circumstances of the case are such that it would be justified in refusing to register that person with respect to any premises.

(4) Where a requirement to carry out repairs or make alterations or additions has been imposed on a registered person under Article 125 or 126, his registration shall not be cancelled on the ground that the premises are not fit to be used for looking after children if—

(a)the time set for complying with the requirement has not expired; and

(b)it is shown that the condition of the premises is due to the repairs not having been carried out or the alterations or additions not having been made.

(5) Any cancellation under this Article must be in writing.

(6) In considering the needs of any child for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b), an authority shall, in particular, have regard to the child’s religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background.

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