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

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7.—(1) The Chair of the Safeguarding Board and members of the Safeguarding Board appointed under section 1(2)(c) of the Act shall be appointed for a period not exceeding 4 years.

(2) The Chair and members of the Safeguarding Board appointed under section 1(2)(c) of the Act may be appointed for periods of different duration.

(3) Subject to regulation 5, the Chair or a member of the Safeguarding Board appointed under section 1(2)(c) of the Act may, on termination of the period of tenure of office, be eligible for re-appointment for such further period, not exceeding 4 years, as the Department may in any particular case determine.

(4) The Department may instead of re-appointing the Chair or a member of the Safeguarding Board appointed under section 1(2)(c) of the Act, on the expiration of that person’s tenure of office, extend his appointment for such further period as may appear reasonable in the particular circumstances; but the period by which an appointment is extended must not exceed 4 years.

(5) Where for any reason, the place of the Chair or a member appointed under section 1(2)(c) of the Act becomes vacant before the expiration of the member’s term of office whether by death, resignation or otherwise, the term of office of any person appointed in that person’s place shall be for the remainder of the term of office of the former member.

(6) A member of the Safeguarding Board specified in regulation 3(2)(a) to (i)—

(a)who ceases to hold the qualifying office, shall cease to be a member of the Safeguarding Board; or

(b)who is suspended from the qualifying office, shall be suspended from membership of the Safeguarding Board while suspended from that office.

(7) For the purposes of paragraph (6), “the qualifying office” in relation to a member of the Safeguarding Board means the office which the representative held at the time of becoming a member of the Safeguarding Board.

(8) A member of the Safeguarding Board by virtue of section 1(4) of the Act may be a member of the Safeguarding Board for such period or periods as the Safeguarding Board may, subject to the approval of the Department, consider appropriate.

(9) A person who ceases to be a member of the Northern Ireland General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association shall cease to be a member of the Safeguarding Board.

(10) A person who is suspended from membership of the Northern Ireland General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association shall be suspended from membership of the Safeguarding Board while suspended from that membership.

(11) A person who ceases to be a representative of a voluntary organisation shall cease to be a member of the Safeguarding Board.

(12) A person who is suspended from a voluntary organisation shall be suspended from membership of the Safeguarding Board while suspended from that organisation.

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