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Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Orders

Name of Order
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

Name of Order
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