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Juvenile Justice Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Serious illness or death of a child

25.—(1) If a child becomes seriously ill, sustains any severe injury or is removed to hospital the manager shall take reasonable steps to inform the child’s parent and also any person the child may reasonably have asked should be informed.

(2) If a child dies the manager shall immediately inform the parents, the police, the Board and the Secretary of State.

(3) If a child dies, the medical officer shall without delay record the facts and make a report to the manager. In cases where a post-mortem examination is made, the medical officer shall report on its findings and make any observations which he considers appropriate.

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