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Juvenile Justice Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999

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22.—(1) Upon reception or as soon as possible thereafter a child shall be provided with sufficient information to enable him to understand the requirements of the centre, the facilities available and the proper methods of seeking further information. Particular attention shall be paid to ensure that a child is aware of, and understands, the complaints procedure.

(2) Information provided under this rule shall be made available in writing for the child to consult in his own time.

(3) In the case of a child who cannot read or who for any reason has difficulty in understanding, the manager shall ensure that the necessary information has been properly explained to him.

(4) A child shall have access to these rules at any reasonable time and a child shall be informed at the time of his reception of the right to do so.

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