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The Refuges for Children (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Approval of other residential establishments as refuges

6.  A local authority shall, before giving approval under regulation 5, satisfy itself that–

(a)the establishment or the specified part of it is a suitable place in which to provide refuge for a child, and has accommodation and facilities suitable for that purpose;

(b)the person carrying on the establishment (or the specified part of the establishment) or, where that person is not the manager of the establishment, the manager, is a suitable person to have responsibility for a child while refuge is being provided for the child at the establishment; and

(c)appropriate services to safeguard the child being provided with refuge are available to the child while taking refuge in the establishment or the specified part of it.

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