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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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74.—(1) In this Order—

“voluntary home” means, subject to paragraph (2), any home providing care and accommodation for children which is carried on by a voluntary organisation;

“voluntary organisation” means any association carrying on or proposing to carry on any activities otherwise than for the purpose of gain by the association or by individual members.

(2) A home is not a voluntary home if it is—

(a)a registered children’s home;

(b)a residential care home;

(c)a hospital (including a private hospital) or nursing home;

(d)a school;

(e)a training school;

(f)used primarily for the accommodation of homeless persons;

(g)used primarily for or in connection with the provision of cultural, recreational, leisure, social or physical activities;

(h)exempted by regulations made by the Department for the purposes of this paragraph.

(3) In this Part—

“home” includes any institution;

“notice” and “notify” mean respectively notice in writing and notify in writing;

“the relevant requirements” means any requirements of this Part and of regulations under Article 89 and any conditions imposed under Article 81.

(4) Any reference in this Part to an authority in relation to a voluntary home is a reference to the authority in whose area the home is, or is to be, situated.

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