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Explanatory Memorandum to Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

Section 55: Care workers: interpretation

7.119.This Article defines a relationship of care for the purposes of Articles 51 to 54. An example of a relationship covered by paragraph (2) is where A is a member of staff in a care home and B is a resident there. An example of a relationship covered by paragraph (3) is where A is a receptionist at the clinic that B attends every week. Paragraph (4) covers any situation where A provides care, assistance or services to B in connection with B's mental disorder. An example of a relationship covered by paragraph (4) is where A takes B on outings every week or treats B for his learning disability with complementary therapies in B's own home. In all cases, A must have, or be "likely to have", regular face to face contact with B. The "likely to have" limb is to cover persons who provide care to B in these situations from day one of their involvement with B.

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