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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Regulated activity: generalN.I.

1.  (1)  An activity is a regulated activity relating to children if—N.I.

(a)it is mentioned in paragraph 2(1), and

(b)it is carried out frequently by the same person or the period condition is satisfied.

(2) An activity is a regulated activity relating to children if—

(a)it is carried out frequently by the same person or the period condition is satisfied,

(b)it is carried out in an establishment mentioned in paragraph 3(1),

(c)it is carried out by a person while engaging in any form of work (whether or not for gain),

(d)it is carried out for or in connection with the purposes of the establishment, and

(e)it gives that person the opportunity, in consequence of anything he is permitted or required to do in connection with the activity, to have contact with children.

(3) Each of the following is a regulated activity relating to children—

(a)acting as a child minder on domestic premises;

(b)providing day care.

(4) Any expression used both in sub-paragraph (3) and in Part XI of the Children Order has the meaning given by that Order.

(5) It is a regulated activity relating to children to foster a child (as mentioned in Article 55).

(6) The exercise of a function of a guardian ad litem appointed under Article 60 of the Children Order is a regulated activity relating to children.

(7) The exercise of a function of a person mentioned in paragraph 4(1) is a regulated activity relating to children.

[F1(7A) The exercise of a function under Article 130 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, so far as it gives the person exercising the function the opportunity, in consequence of anything the person is permitted or required to do in the exercise of that function, to have contact with children is a regulated activity relating to children.]

(8) The exercise of a function of any of the following so far as it [F2gives the person exercising the function the opportunity, in consequence of anything the person is permitted or required to do in the exercise of that function, to have contact with children] is a regulated activity relating to children—

(a)an inspector appointed under Article 102 of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

(b)the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland;

(c)[F3RQIA].

(9) F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(10) F5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(11) F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(12) Any activity which consists in or involves on a regular basis the day to day management or supervision of a person carrying out an activity mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), (2), (6), [F7(7A) or (8)] is a regulated activity relating to children.

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Commencement Information

I1Sch. 2 para. 1 wholly in operation; Sch. 2 para. 1 not in operation at date of making see art. 1(3); Sch. 2 para. 1 in operation for certain purposes at 14.4.2008 by S.R. 2008/127, art. 4(c); Sch. 2 in operation at 13.3.2009 by S.R. 2009/41, art. 3(1)(b)

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