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The Residential Family Centres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Health and welfare of residents

12.—(1) The registered person shall ensure that the residential family centre is conducted so as to—

(a)promote and make proper provision for the health and welfare of residents;

(b)make such provision for the care, treatment, education and supervision of residents as is appropriate to their age and needs.

(2) The registered person shall, for the purpose of providing care to residents, and making proper provision for their health and welfare, so far as is practicable, ascertain and take into account their wishes and feelings.

(3) The registered person shall make suitable arrangements to ensure that the residential family centre is conducted—

(a)in a manner which respects the privacy and dignity of residents; and

(b)with due regard to the sex, religious persuasion, racial origin, and cultural and linguistic background and any disability of residents.

(4) In complying with this regulation, the registered person shall, wherever there is a conflict between the interests of the members of a family, treat the welfare of the child in that family as paramount.

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