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Juvenile Justice Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008

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PART 8PREMISES

Accommodation

56.—(1) Each child in a centre shall be provided with a separate bedroom.

(2) The bedrooms shall be of such size and shall be lit, heated, ventilated and furnished in such a manner as is necessary to maintain good health and human dignity.

(3) Bedrooms shall be provided with means by which a child may communicate at any time with a member of staff in a centre.

(4) Each child shall be provided with a bed and bedding adequate for warmth, health, safety and comfort, which shall be clean when issued, kept in good order and changed often enough to ensure cleanliness.

(5) The director shall have in place a policy for the searching of areas of the centre to maintain good order and discipline.

Cleanliness of a centre

57.  The director of a centre shall ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of all parts of the centre in which children, members of staff and any others live, work or otherwise have reason to be.

Health and safety

58.—(1) The director shall ensure that all parts of a centre are kept in good structural repair externally and internally and comply with all relevant statutory provisions, including those relating to fire prevention, health and safety and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

(2) In order to ensure such compliance the director shall grant reasonable facilities to approved persons for the inspection of those parts of the centre in which they have a proper interest.

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