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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (Social Care Workers Prohibition) and Fitness of Workers (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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The Residential Family Centres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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13.—(1) The Residential Family Centres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) in the appropriate place insert—

“the register” means the register of social care workers maintained by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council under section 3(1) of the 2001 Act;; and

“the relevant part” means that part of the register referred to in section 3(2) of the 2001 Act which is most relevant to that person, taking into account their current employment;.

(3) In Regulation 9(2)(b) (fitness of registered manager) after head (ii) add—

(iii)subject to head (iv), he is registered in the relevant part of the register;

(iv)head (iii) does not apply to a person who, in order to perform the duties for which the person is so employed is required by any statutory provision, to be registered with any person or body other than the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and is so registered..

(4) In Regulation 18(4) (fitness of workers)—

(a)omit the “and” at the end of sub-paragraph (c);

(b)in sub-paragraph (d) substitute the full stop with a semi colon; and

(c)after sub-paragraph (d) add—

(e)subject to sub-paragraphs (f) and (g), he is registered in the relevant part of the register;

(f)sub-paragraph (e) does not apply to a person who, in order to perform the duties for which the person is so employed is required by any statutory provision, to be registered with any person or body other than the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and is so registered; and

(g)sub-paragraph (e) does not apply to persons allowed to work as volunteers..

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