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The Residential Family Centres (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Further requirements as to health and welfare

11.—(1) The registered person must make arrangements for residents to have access to such medical advice or treatment as may be necessary.

(2) The registered person must make arrangements for the recording, handling, safe keeping, safe administration and safe disposal of medicines received into the residential family centre.

(3) The registered person must make suitable arrangements to prevent infection, toxic conditions and the spread of infection at the residential family centre.

(4) The registered person must ensure that —

(a)all parts of the residential family centre to which residents have access are so far as reasonably practicable free from hazards to their safety;

(b)any activities in which residents participate are so far as reasonably practicable free from avoidable risks; and

(c)unnecessary risks to the health or safety of residents are identified and so far as possible eliminated.

(5) The registered person must make arrangements, by training persons working at the residential family centre or by other measures, to prevent residents being harmed or suffering abuse or being placed at risk of harm or abuse.

(6) The registered person must ensure that no resident is subject to physical restraint unless restraint of the kind employed is the only practicable means of securing the welfare of that or any other resident and there are exceptional circumstances.

(7) On any occasion on which a resident is subject to physical restraint, the registered person must record the circumstances, including the nature of the restraint.

(8) The registered person must ensure that persons working at the residential family centre use no form of corporal punishment at any time on any child or parent under the age of 18 who is accommodated in a residential family centre.

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