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9.—(1) Where a Chair or a member of the Safeguarding Board appointed under section 1(2)(c) of the Act—
(a)is absent from meetings of the Safeguarding Board for more than 6 months consecutively, except for an approved reason;
(b)is convicted of an indictable offence;
(c)becomes disqualified for appointment under regulation 5; or
(d)is incapable of carrying out his functions for reasons of ill health;
the Safeguarding Board shall forthwith, by resolution, declare the office to be vacant and shall notify that fact to the Department in such manner as it thinks fit, and thereupon the office shall become vacant.
(2) In paragraph (1)(a) “approved reason” means a reason approved by the Department.
(3) Where the Department is of the opinion that it is not in the interest of, or conducive to the good management of, the Safeguarding Board or any of its committees that the Chair or a member of the Safeguarding Board appointed under section 1(2)(c) of the Act should continue to hold office, it may forthwith remove the Chair or the member by giving that person notice in writing to that effect.
(4) Where a person has been appointed Chair or a member of the Safeguarding Board under section 1(2)(c) of the Act and it comes to the notice of the Department that at the time of the appointment that person was disqualified for appointment under regulation 5, it shall forthwith declare that the person in question was not duly appointed and notify him in writing to that effect; and upon receipt of such notification, that person shall be removed and shall cease to act as such Chair or member of the Safeguarding Board.
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