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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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Duty on Boards of Governors to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils

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17.—(1) It shall be the duty of the Board of Governors of a grant-aided school to safeguard and promote the welfare of registered pupils at the school at all times when such pupils are—

(a)on the premises of the school; or

(b)in the lawful control or charge of a member of the staff of the school.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to pupils for whom accommodation is provided by the Board of Governors of a voluntary school (as to whom broadly corresponding provision is made by Article 176(1) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 2)).

(3) Article 101 of the 1986 Order (directions by Department as to performance of duties imposed by or under the Education Orders) shall apply in relation to the duty imposed on the Board of Governors of a voluntary school by Article 176(1) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 as it applies in relation to duties imposed on such a Board of Governors by or under any provision of the Education Orders.

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