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Juvenile Justice Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008

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2.  In these rules the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:—

“centre” means a juvenile justice centre provided under Article 51 of the Order;

“chaplain” means a minister of any denomination approved by the director;

“Chief Constable” has the same meaning as in section 77 (1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000(1);

“DHSSPS” means the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety;

“director” means the person for the time being having the management or control of a centre;

“doctor” means a registered medical practitioner who provides primary services;

“education” means all education including vocational training, physical education, programmes and activities designed to tackle offending behaviour;

“food” includes drink;

“healthcare officer” means a member of the medical and nursing professions employed in a centre;

“inspector” means any authorised person exercising his powers under Article 55 of the Order;

“legal adviser” means, in relation to a child, the child’s counsel or solicitor and includes an accredited clerk acting on behalf of a solicitor;

“the Order” means the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;

“parent” includes the legal guardian or authority who has for the time being responsibility for the child;

“police officer” has the same meaning as in section 77 (1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;

“school” includes other educational alternatives;

“single separation” means a child being locked in a room on his own, other than in his own bedroom at normal bedtime;

“staff” means staff employed in a centre.

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