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23.—(1) For the purposes of section 7(5) of the Act a Safeguarding Panel shall include—
(a)a Chair appointed in accordance with regulation 22(a);
(b)from a HSC trust–
(i)an Assistant Director for Children’s Services;
(ii)a Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children;
(iii)a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children;
(iv)an Assistant Director for Mental Health Services;
(c)a Superintendent from the Police Service of Northern Ireland;
(d)an area manager from the Probation Board for Northern Ireland;
(e)an Assistant Director from the Youth Justice Agency;
(f)a manager from an education and library board;
(g)at least one but no more than two managers from a district council;
(h)a manager from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children;
(i)at least three but no more than five persons from voluntary organisations; and
(j)a member of a Local Medical Committee of the British Medical Association who practices within the area of the Safeguarding Panel.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b)(ii) a Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children means a doctor named by a HSC trust as having particular responsibilities and duties in relation to safeguarding children.
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b)(iii) a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children means a nurse named by a HSC trust as having particular responsibilities and duties in relation to safeguarding children.
(4) The representatives prescribed in paragraph (1)(b) to (j) must have a responsibility or a particular interest in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within the area of the Safeguarding Panel.
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