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The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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20.—(1) In this Chapter—

“authority” has the same meaning as in the Children Order;

“child care organisation” means an organisation—

(a)

which is concerned with the provision of accommodation, health services or personal social services to children or the supervision of children;

(b)

whose activities are regulated by or by virtue of any prescribed statutory provision; and

(c)

which fulfils such other conditions as may be prescribed;

“child care position” means a position which—

(a)

is a regulated position for the purposes of Chapter II; but

(b)

is not a position employment or further employment in which may be prohibited or restricted by regulations made under Article 70(2)(e) or 88A(2)(b) of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

“harm” has the same meaning as in Article 2(2) of the Children Order;

“health services” and “personal social services” have the same meanings as in the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 14);

“supply worker”—

(a)

in relation to an employment agency or nursing agency, means an individual supplied by the agency for employment in a child care position or for whom the agency has found employment in a child care position;

(b)

in relation to an employment business, means an individual supplied by the business for employment in a child care position.

(2) Where part of an organisation fulfils the condition in paragraph (b) of the above definition of “child care organisation” and part of it does not, this Chapter shall have effect as if the two parts were separate organisations.

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