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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 30: Regulations governing activities

74.Section 30 provides for the Welsh Ministers to make regulations imposing requirements about how registered persons carry on the regulated activity.

75.Regulations may impose requirements about (amongst other things) the welfare and development of the children concerned; suitability to look after, or be in regular contact with, the children concerned; qualifications and training; the maximum number of children who may be looked after and the number of persons required to assist in looking after them; the maintenance, safety and suitability of the premises and equipment; the procedures for dealing with complaints; the supervision of staff; the keeping of records; and the provision of information.

76.Regulations may also require any person to meet factors, standards or other matters which may be prescribed by or referred to in the regulations and the Welsh Ministers may take any failing by any person into account when exercising their functions under this Part of the Measure and in any court proceedings, whether civil or criminal.  Subsection (4) provides that the regulation-making power includes a power to make a breach of the regulations a criminal offence punishable  on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (currently £5000).

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