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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)[F1except in the case of activities falling within sub-paragraph (1A), ] it is carried out frequently by the same person or the period condition is satisfied.

[F2(1A) The following activities fall within this sub-paragraph—

(a)relevant personal care, and

(b)health care provided by, or under the direction or supervision of, a health care professional.

(1B) In this Part of this Schedule “relevant personal care” means—

(a)physical assistance which is given to a child who is in need of it by reason of illness or disability and is given in connection with eating or drinking (including the administration of parenteral nutrition),

(b)physical assistance which is given to a child who is in need of it by reason of age, illness or disability and is given in connection with—

(i)toileting (including in relation to the process of menstruation),

(ii)washing or bathing, or

(iii)dressing,

(c)the prompting (together with supervision) of a child, who is in need of it by reason of illness or disability, in relation to the performance of the activity of eating or drinking where the child is unable to make a decision in relation to performing such an activity without such prompting and supervision,

(d)the prompting (together with supervision) of a child, who is in need of it by reason of age, illness or disability, in relation to the performance of any of the activities listed in paragraph (b)(i) to (iii) where the child is unable to make a decision in relation to performing such an activity without such prompting and supervision,

(e)any form of training, instruction, advice or guidance which—

(i)relates to the performance of the activity of eating or drinking,

(ii)is given to a child who is in need of it by reason of illness or disability, and

(iii)does not fall within paragraph (c), or

(f)any form of training, instruction, advice or guidance which—

(i)relates to the performance of any of the activities listed in paragraph (b)(i) to (iii),

(ii)is given to a child who is in need of it by reason of age, illness or disability, and

(iii)does not fall within paragraph (d).

(1C) In this Part of this Schedule —

health care” includes all forms of health care provided for children, whether relating to physical or mental health and also includes palliative care for children and procedures that are similar to forms of medical or surgical care but are not provided for children in connection with a medical condition,

health care professional” means a person who is a member of a profession regulated by a body mentioned in section 25(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002.

(1D) Any reference in this Part of this Schedule to health care provided by, or under the direction or supervision of, a health care professional includes a reference to first aid provided to a child by any person acting on behalf of an organisation established for the purpose of providing first aid.]

(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 [F3any work falling within sub-paragraph (2A) or (2B)] ,

(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.

[F4(2A) Work falls within this sub-paragraph if it is any form of work for gain, other than any such work which—

(a)is undertaken in pursuance of a contract for the provision of occasional or temporary services, and

(b)is not an activity mentioned in paragraph 2(1) (disregarding paragraph 2(3A) and (3B)(b)).

(2B) Work falls within this sub-paragraph if it is any form of work which is not for gain, other than—

(a)any such work which—

(i)is carried out on a temporary or occasional basis, and

(ii)is not an activity mentioned in paragraph 2(1) (disregarding paragraph 2(3A) and (3B)(b)), or

(b)any such work which is, on a regular basis, subject to the day to day supervision of another person who is engaging in regulated activity relating to children.

(2C) The reference in sub-paragraph (2B)(b) to day to day supervision is a reference to such day to day supervision as is reasonable in all the circumstances for the purpose of protecting any children concerned.]

(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.

[F5(6A) The exercise of a function of a controller appointed in respect of a child under Article 101 of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 4) is a regulated activity relating to children.]

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[F7(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 [F8gives 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)[F9RQIA].

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(10) F11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(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), [F13(7A) or (8)] is a regulated activity relating to children.

[F14(13) Any activity which consists in or involves on a regular basis the day to day management or supervision of a person who would be carrying out an activity mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) or (2) but for the exclusion for supervised activity in paragraph 2(3A) or (3B)(b) or sub-paragraph (2B)(b) above is a regulated activity relating to children.]

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F1Words in Sch. 2 para. 1(1)(b) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 1(2); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

F2Sch. 2 para. 1(1A)-(1D) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 1(3); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

F3Words in Sch. 2 para. 1(2)(c) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 1(4); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

F4Sch. 2 para. 1(2A)-(2C) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 1(5); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

F5Sch. 2 para. 1(6A) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 1(6)(a); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

F6Sch. 2 para. 1(7) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 1(6)(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i), (bb)

F14Sch. 2 para. 1(13) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 1(6)(c); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

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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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