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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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PART VIIHOMES PROVIDED BY AN AUTHORITY

Provision of homes by an authority

72.—(1) Every authority shall, to such extent as it considers appropriate, provide homes—

(a)for the care and accommodation of children looked after by the authority; and

(b)for purposes connected with the welfare of children (whether or not looked after by the authority).

(2) Every authority shall have regard to the need to make different types of provision for different children.

Regulations

73.—(1) The Department may make regulations—

(a)as to the placing of children in homes provided under this Part;

(b)as to the conduct of such homes; and

(c)for securing the welfare of children in such homes.

(2) The regulations may, in particular—

(a)prescribe standards to which the premises used for such homes are to conform;

(b)impose requirements as to the accommodation, staff and equipment to be provided in such homes, and as to the arrangements to be made for protecting the health of children in such homes;

(c)provide for the control and discipline of children in such homes;

(d)impose requirements as to the keeping of records and giving of notices in respect of children in such homes;

(e)impose requirements as to the facilities which are to be provided for giving religious instruction to children in such homes;

(f)authorise the Department to limit the number of children who may be accommodated in any particular home provided under this Part;

(g)provide that, to such extent as may be provided for in the regulations, the Department may in special circumstances direct that any provision of regulations under this Article which is specified in the direction shall not apply in relation to a particular home or the premises used by such a home.

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