Youth Work Act 2001

Withdrawal of approved status from National Voluntary Youth Work Organisations.

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28.—(1) The Minister may withdraw approval under section 26 from a national voluntary youth work organisation and shall, within 14 days after the date of the withdrawal, by notice in writing, inform the organisation of the withdrawal.

(2) A national voluntary youth work organisation from which approval has been withdrawn ceases, from the date of the notice of the withdrawal, to be an approved national voluntary youth work organisation for the purposes of this Act.

(3) Where the Minister proposes to withdraw approval from an approved national voluntary youth work organisation, the Minister shall inform the organisation in writing that—

( a) withdrawal of approval is being considered, and

( b) the reasons for the proposed withdrawal.

and the organisation may, within the next 21 days beginning on the date when the notice is given, or such longer period as the Minister may determine, make representations to the Assessor of Youth Work giving reasons why, in its view, the proposed withdrawal is not warranted.

(4) The Assessor of Youth Work shall consider any representation under subsection (3) and make a recommendation to the Minister on the matter.

(5) Where the Minister, having considered the recommendation made by the Assessor of Youth Work under subsection (4), decides to withdraw approval from an organisation, the Minister shall inform the organisation by notice in writing of such withdrawal and the reasons therefor.