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The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (Membership, Procedure, Functions and Committee) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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17.—(1) In exercising its function under section 3(4) of the Act (case management reviews) the Safeguarding Board must undertake a case management review in such circumstances as are described in paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) Where—

(a)a child has died or been significantly harmed;

(b)any of the following apply–

(i)abuse or neglect of the child is known or suspected;

(ii)the child or a sibling of the child is or has been placed on the register maintained by a HSC trust which lists each child resident in the area of the trust who, following an investigation by that trust under Article 66 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(1), is subject to a plan to safeguard that child from further harm and promote his health and development; or

(iii)the child or a sibling of the child is or has been looked after by an authority within the meaning of Article 25 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

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(c)the Safeguarding Board has concerns about the effectiveness in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children of any of the persons or bodies represented on the Safeguarding Board by virtue of section 1(2)(b) and (4) of the Act.

(3) Where the Safeguarding Board has determined that a case demonstrates that any of the persons or bodies represented on the Safeguarding Board by virtue of section 1(2)(b) and (4) of the Act, have worked effectively (individually or in partnership) and that there is outstanding positive learning to be gained from the case which will lead to improved practice in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children across Northern Ireland.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a), the question of whether harm is significant shall be determined in accordance with Article 50(3) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 as read with Article 2(2) of that Order.

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