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11Arrangements to safeguard and promote welfareE+W

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(1)This section applies to each of the following—

(a)a [F1local authority] in England;

(b)a district council which is not such an authority;

[F2(ba)the National Health Service Commissioning Board;]

[F3(bb)a clinical commissioning group;]

F4(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)a Special Health Authority, so far as exercising functions in relation to England, designated by order made by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section;

F5(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)an NHS trust all or most of whose hospitals, establishments and facilities are situated in England;

(g)an NHS foundation trust;

(h)the [F6local policing body] and chief officer of police for a police area in England;

(i)the British Transport Police Authority, so far as exercising functions in relation to England;

[F7(ia)the National Crime Agency;]

(j)a local probation board for an area in England;

[F8(ja)the Secretary of State in relation to his functions under sections 2 and 3 of the Offender Management Act 2007, so far as they are exercisable in relation to England;]

(k)a youth offending team for an area in England;

(l)the governor of a prison or secure training centre in England (or, in the case of a contracted out prison or secure training centre, its director);

[F9(la)the principal of a secure college in England;]

(m)any person to the extent that he is providing services [F10in pursuance of section 74 of the Education and Skills Act 2008].

(2)Each person and body to whom this section applies must make arrangements for ensuring that—

(a)their functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and

(b)any services provided by another person pursuant to arrangements made by the person or body in the discharge of their functions are provided having regard to that need.

(3)In the case of a [F1local authority] in England, the reference in subsection (2) to functions of the authority does not include functions to which section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32) applies.

(4)Each person and body to whom this section applies must in discharging their duty under this section have regard to any guidance given to them for the purpose by the Secretary of State.

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I1S. 11 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 67(2); s. 11 in force at 1.3.2005 for certain purposes for E. and at 1.10.2005 otherwise for E. by S.I. 2005/394, art. 2(1)(4)

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