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The Residential Family Centres (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Fitness of workers

16.—(1) The registered person must not —

(a)employ a person to work for the purposes of the residential family centre unless that person is fit to work for a residential family centre; or

(b)allow a person to whom paragraph (2) applies, to work for the purposes of the residential family centre unless that person is fit to work for a residential family centre.

(2) This paragraph applies to any person who is employed by a person other than the registered person in a position in which he may in the course of his duties have regular contact with residents.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a person is not fit to work for a residential family centre unless —

(a)he or she has the qualifications, skills and experience necessary for the work he or she is to perform;

(b)he or she is physically and mentally fit for the purposes of the work he or she is to perform; and

(c)full and satisfactory information in relation to each of the matters listed in Schedule 2 has been obtained in relation to him or her.

(4) The registered person must take reasonable steps to ensure that any person working for a residential family centre who is not employed by the registered person and to whom paragraph (2) does not apply is appropriately supervised while carrying out his or her duties.

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