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Safeguarding Board Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 7: Committees and sub-committees

Places a duty on the SBNI to establish (i) a prescribed number of committees which will be known as Safeguarding Panels; (ii) a committee which will be known as the Child Death Overview Panel; and (iii) a committee which will be known as the Case Management Review Panel. It also gives the SBNI power to establish other committees.  In addition, it gives a power to the SBNI or a committee to establish one or more sub-committees. It provides that aspects such as the procedure, functions, staff, premises and expenses of committees and sub-committees may be prescribed in subordinate legislation.  It further provides that the Department may pay the Chairs of committees and sub-committees such remuneration and expenses as the Department may, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, determine.  It also provides a power to prescribe for members of committees and sub-committees.

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