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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Family and personal relationships

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4.—(1) This Order does not apply to any activity which is carried out in the course of a family relationship.

(2) This Order does not apply to any activity which is carried out—

(a)in the course of a personal relationship, and

(b)for no commercial consideration.

(3) A family relationship includes a relationship between two persons who—

(a)live in the same household, and

(b)treat each other as though they were members of the same family.

(4) A personal relationship is a relationship between or among friends.

(5) A friend of a person (A) includes a person who is a friend of a member of A’s family.

(6) The Secretary of State may by order provide that an activity carried out in specified circumstances either is or is not—

(a)carried out in the course of a family relationship;

(b)carried out in the course of a personal relationship.

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