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Children Act 1989

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54Directions that premises be no longer used for community home

(1)Where it appears to the Secretary of State that—

(a)any premises used for the purposes of a community home are unsuitable for those purposes; or

(b)the conduct of a community home—

(i)is not in accordance with regulations made by him under paragraph 4 of Schedule 4; or

(ii)is otherwise unsatisfactory,

he may, by notice in writing served on the responsible body, direct that as from such date as may be specified in the notice the premises shall not be used for the purposes of a community home.

(2)Where—

(a)the Secretary of State has given a direction under subsection (1); and

(b)the direction has not been revoked,

he may at any time by order revoke the instrument of management for the home concerned.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (1), the responsible body—

(a)in relation to a community home provided by a local authority, is that local authority;

(b)in relation to a controlled community home, is the local authority specified in the home’s instrument of management; and

(c)in relation to an assisted community home, is the voluntary organisation by which the home is provided.

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