18 School boards to adopt and require child protection policies

Every school board must—

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

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,—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(d)

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