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The Refuges for Children (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Designation of refuges: local authority establishments and foster households

4.  A local authority shall, before making a designation under regulation 3, satisfy itself that–

(a)the establishment or, as the case may be, the household is a suitable place in which to provide refuge for a child, and has accommodation and facilities suitable for that purpose;

(b)the officer in charge of that establishment or as the case may be the person whose household is approved is a suitable person to have responsibility for a child while refuge is being provided for the child at the establishment or household; and

(c)appropriate services to safeguard a child being provided with refuge are available to the child while taking refuge at that establishment or household.

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