Children’s Act 2014

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18 School boards to adopt and require child protection policies

Every school board must—


adopt, as soon as is practicable after the commencement (under section 2(2) or (3)) of this section, a child protection policy; and


ensure that a copy of the policy is available on the Internet site (if any) maintained by or on behalf of the board or is available on school premises if requested; and


ensure that every contract, or funding arrangement, that after that commencement the board enters into with an independent person requires the person as soon as is practicable to adopt (and to review in accordance with paragraph (d)) a child protection policy if, in the opinion of the board,—


the person is or becomes a provider of children’s services; and


some or all of the contract or arrangement is about providing children’s services; and


review the policy within 3 years of the date of its first adoption, or of its most recent review, under this section.