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

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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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