Name of Order

HPSS (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order external website

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 56KB)

Brief Summary of the Order

Establishes an independent body with overall responsibility for monitoring and regulating services delivered by, or on behalf of, the Health and Personal Social Services (HPSS) and of services delivered by the independent, voluntary and private sectors and for monitoring the quality of care in the HPSS; introduces a statutory duty of quality and a common system of regulation based on minimum standards; reconstitutes the main appeals tribunal; and transfers responsibility for the inspection of care provided in schools which provide accommodation to children to the new body.

A draft Proposal for an Order in Council (PDF 226KB) and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum was issued for consultation on 18 November 2002 with the deadline for comments due 16 December 2002.

Date Draft Order Laid

07 January 2003

House of Commons

Delegated Legislation Standing Committee

30 January 2003

Approved by Commons

03 February 2003

Lords

12 February 2003

Order Made at Meeting of Privy Council

27 February 2003

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Name of Order

Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Northern Ireland) Order external website

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 31KB)

Brief Summary of the Order

Strengthens the arrangements under which checks are carried out as to the suitability of those seeking work with children, or adults with a learning difficulty.

Date Draft Order Laid

07 January 2003

House of Commons

Delegated Legislation Standing Committee

30 January 2003

Approved by Commons

03 February 2003

Lords

12 February 2003

Order Made at Meeting of Privy Council

27 February 2003

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