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法規名稱(Title) Standards for establishing child and juvenile welfare institutes Ch
公發布日(Date) 2012.01.06
法規沿革(Legislative) 1. No. 0930093783 ordained on December 23, 2004
2. Amended and promulgated by Order Tai-Ne-Tong No.0960840357 on December 23, 2007 (Article 9, 33are amended)
3. Articles 9, 22, and 33 are amended ordained on May 12, 2011 by order Tai-Nei-Tung No. 10008400353
4. Amended and promulgated by Order Tai-Ne-Tong No.1010840001 on January 6, 2012 (Article 8, 33-1 are amended)
法規內文(Content)  

Chapter 1 General rules

Article 1

 

The standards have been stipulated pursuant to paragraph 2 of article 50 in the child and juvenile welfare law (hereafter called “this law”).

Article 2

 

The definition for the child and juvenile welfare institutes defined in this law is below:
1. The nursery institute is referred to the institutes where offer nursery service and after-school care service.
2. The early intervention institute is referred to the institutes where offer early intervention service for retarded children.
3. The settlement and education institute is referred to the institutes where conduct settlement and education service for the targets listed as follows:

1The children and juveniles who do not fit in home education or run away from home.
2Helpless children and juveniles
3The unmarried females who encounter plights due to pregnancy or childbirth. And their babies..
4As per the stipulation of subparagraph 1 or subparagraph 2 of paragraph 1 of article 33 in this law, those children and juveniles who show no avail for any utmost remedies.
5The children and juveniles who suffer from any of the incidents stipulated in the subparagraphs of paragraph 1 of article 36 in this law, shall be urgently protected or settled.
6Those children and juveniles whose families suffer from grave disasters which make them not be able to have a normal life in their families.
7Those children, juveniles and their families who are eligible to apply for settlement and education in accordance with the law.
4. The psychological counseling or family consultation institute is referred to the institutes where offer consultation and guidance service to children, juveniles and their families, and conduct parenthood education targeting children, juveniles and their parents.
5. Other children and juvenile welfare institutes are referred to the institutes where offer adoption giving and adoption or other welfare service for children and juveniles.
Qualified nursery institutes and early intervention institutes shall have the capacity to accommodate more than five persons for care and settlement.

Article 3

 

The professional personnel required by child and juvenile welfare institutes shall be recruited according to the qualification stipulated in the laws for child and juvenile welfare institutes and training regulations as well as other relevant rules for professional personnel qualification. With 30 days after the employment of the professional personnel, the competent authority shall be reported and records shall be made for reference. Same procedure is also applied to the change of professional personnel. However, the personnel qualification for after-school care service stipulated in subparagraph 12 of paragraph 1 of article 19 in this law can be applied to the stipulation made for child after-school care service conducted by elementary schools, and personnel qualification standards.

Article 4

 

The establishment of child and juvenile welfare institutes shall target the facilitation of body and mind wholesome development for children and juveniles as the goal, and following stipulations shall be followed in addition to other regulations stipulated by the competent authority of respective businesses.
1. Institute’s facilities shall meet stipulated requirements for sanitation, fire safety and construction management, and consider respective demand of children and juveniles.
2. Institute’s facilities shall be well designed to meet the specific security demand for children and juveniles, and well managed and maintained.
3. There shall be an equal opportunity for handicapped children and juveniles to use institute’s facilities.
4. Institute’s environment shall be kept clean, sanitary with sufficient natural light and ventilation for rooms.

Chapter 2 Establishment standards

Sec. 1 Nursery institutes

Article 5

 

Nursery institutes shall provide nursed children with learning activities and games which will make the children sufficiently develop their potential and help them develop in their respective phrases. Following services shall be provided in accordance with respective requirements.
1. Children’s life care.
2. Children’s development learning.
3. Children’s sanitary health
4. Parenthood education and family function support.
5. Consultation and transfer.
6. Others which may benefit children’s wholesome development.

Article 6

 

According to the ages of nursed children, nursery institutes are classified into following three categories
1. Baby nursery center: To receive children younger than two years old.
2. Nursery school: To receive pre-school children beyond two years old.
3. After-school nursery center: To receive after-school grade students.
Those baby nursery centers that concurrently engage in nursery business, and nursery schools concurrently engage in after-school nursery business shall report to the competent authority for approval. The received number of their concurrent business shall not exceed the received number of the business they originally apply, and the activity space for the two categories shall be divided from each other.

Article 7

 

There are following four nursing types for nursery institutes
1. Half-day nursing: the daily nursing hours are less than six hours.
2. Daytime nursing: the daily nursing hours are over six hours but less than 12 hours.
3. Full-day nursing: the daily nursing hours are over 12 hours, but less than 24 hours.
4. Temporary nursing: The children’s parents, guardians or those who actually take care of the children have other things to attend to, so they sent their children for temporary nursing.

Article 8

 

Nursery institutes shall have fixed locations and intact exclusive sites. Except for after-school nursery centers, which may use the first to the fourth floor of their buildings, others are limited to the use of the first to the third floors. The competent authority shall be reported to for approval of the additional use of the basement floor for non-child activity, such as a storeroom or for administrative purposes.

Nursery institutes affiliated with junior/senior high schools and primary schools shall be free from the limitation of fixed locations and intact exclusive sites.

Article 9

 

Nursery institutes shall have the following facilities & equipment:
1. Office
2. Clinic
3. Activity room
4. Playground
5. Restroom sanitary facilities
6. Kitchen
7. Sleeping room
8. Other necessary facilities/equipment related to services provided.
The facilities stipulated in subparagraphs 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the preceding paragraph shall be adjusted or combined per actual needs. With regard to restroom sanitary facilities stipulated in subparagraph 5, for every 10 nursery children, a separated wash basin and toilet suitable for the nursery children’s age group shall be provided. In case of less than 10 nursery children, it will still be counted as 10.
The following facilities/equipment shall be installed for nursery institutes specialized in or concurrently operating a baby nursery business:
1. Milk preparation counter
2. Nursing counter
3. Bathing counter
The nursery institute should use special vehicles for providing transport for nursery children, the driver should possess a professional driver license, and the attendant shall have professional edu-care knowledge and be over the age of 20.
The vehicle mentioned in the preceding paragraph can either be leased or purchased; its specifications, markings/symbols, color, and passenger number shall comply with relevant laws and regulations; the vehicle shall pass municipality or city (county) government Motor Vehicle Office inspections where the vehicle is registered; and the life of the vehicle shall be defined by the competent authority of municipality or county (city) governments.
The vehicle driver and attendant must receive at least 8 hours of training courses every year in basic rescue, child transport and emergency situation handling procedures, and the nursery institute shall assist/support this.

Article 10

 

The space of room floor and outdoor activity area deducting the space which is not used for children’s major activities, such as office, clinic, sanitary facilities, kitchen room, milk board, bath board, storeroom, fire prevention space, stairway, balcony, statutory parking space, arcade etc. shall meet following stipulations
1. For baby nursery business, the total space shall be over 60 square meters.
2. For exclusive nursery business, nursery school concurrently with baby nursery business, baby nursery center concurrently with nursery business, nursery school concurrently with after-school nursery business, or exclusive after-school nursery business, the space shall be over 100 square meters.
The space stated in preceding paragraph for children’s major activities and room floor shall not be less than 1.5 square meters per person. For outdoor activity space, it shall not be less than 2 square meters per person. However, if this is no outdoor activity space or the space is insufficient, it can be replaced with other room floor space by at least 2 square meters per person.

Article 11

 

Except for otherwise stipulated, in addition to one full-time executive to engage in the institute business, nursery institutes shall also place other working personnel as following stipulations
1. Nursery center: Besides at least one specially contracted doctor and a full-time nursing worker, one nursing worker, educator, assistant educator or babysitter shall be placed for every five of received children. For the number not arriving at five, it shall be counted as five.
2. Nursery school: An educator or assistant educator shall be placed for every 15 of received children,. For the number not arriving at 15, it shall be counted as 15.
3. Administrators or other working personnel.
The personnel stipulated in subparagraph 1 and 2 of preceding paragraph shall be full-time personnel.
The number of assistant educators stipulated in subparagraph 2 of paragraph 1 shall not exceed the number of educators.
Nursery schools shall place nursing personnel or social worker as needed.
After-school nursery centers shall place personnel, and their d personnel are allowed to be placed as per the regulations for elementary school engaging in children’s after-school care service, and personnel’s qualification standards.

Article 12

 

Nursery institutes can not reject any children under the ground of retard, handicap or low income household of their families

Sec. 2 Early intervention institutes

Article 13

 

Early intervention institutes shall target families to offer following services to children, their parents, guardians or the persons who actually take care of the children
1. Early intervention
2. Life self-care training and social adaptation.
3. Parenthood education and function of family support.
4. Consultation, such as reporting, transfer and relay.
5. Others that may benefit children’s wholesome development.

Article 14

 

There are following two service types for early intervention institutes.
1. Daytime intervention: To offer retarded children half-day, or daytime or full-day intervention and care.
2. Part-time intervention: To offer retarded children part-time intervention and care.
The institutes stated in the preceding paragraph can be merged, and as per the request of the children’s parents, guardians or the ones who actually take care of the children, professional personnel shall be sent for home intervention service.

Article 15

 

Except for otherwise stipulated, early intervention institutes shall have following facilities:
1. Office
2. Clinic
3. Activity room
4. Interview room
5. Training room
6. Meeting room
7. Restroom sanitary facilities
8. Kitchen room
9. Sleeping room
10. Other necessary facilities related to the service.
The facilities stipulated in subparagraph 1, 2 and 4, 3 and 9 of preceding paragraph shall be adjusted or combined as needed.
The facilities stipulated in subparagraph 8 and 9 of paragraph 1 may be installed as needed by the institutes that engage in part-time intervention.

Article 16

 

The room floor space deducting the space which is not used for children’s major activities, such as office, kitchen room, storeroom, fire prevention space, stairway, balcony, statutory parking space, arcade etc. shall meet following stipulations
1. For daytime intervention service The space shall not be less than 100 square meters for children’s major activities. The room floor space shall not be less than 6.6 square meters per person.
2. For part-time intervention service: The space shall not be less than 75 square meters.
The space to be used for received children in early intervention institutes is limited to the first, second and third floor.

Article 17

 

In addition to placing a full-time executive to engage in institute’s business, early intervention institutes shall also place following working personnel
1. Social workers
2. Early intervention educators and assistant educators.
3. Intervention professional personnel.
4. Administrators and other personnel.
The intervention professional personnel stated in subparagraph 3 of preceding paragraph are referred to special education teachers, function therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, linguistic therapists, orientation action training personnel, doctors and nursing personnel etc.
The personnel stated in subparagraph 1 and 2 of paragraph 1 shall be full-time, the ones stated in subparagraph 3 may be full-time or specially contracted. For those institutes that receive more than 30 children, there shall be at least one member of full-time personnel placed.
One social worker as stipulated in subparagraph 1 of paragraph 1 shall be placed for every 30 of received children. For the number not arriving at 30, it shall be counted as 30.
The early intervention educators, assistant educators or professional personnel stipulated in subparagraph 2 and 3 of paragraph 1 shall be placed in accordance with following stipulations.

1. Daytime intervention: One early intervention educator, assistant educator or professional person shall be placed for every five of received children. For the number not arriving at five, it shall be counted as five.
2. Part-time intervention: Based on one to one individual intervention as the principle, it shall not be beyond one to three at the most. In terms of early intervention educators and assistant educators or professional personnel against those who are served, the service number shall not exceed 25 persons for every intervention educator, or assistant educator or professional personnel.
The number of early intervention assistant educators stated in preceding paragraph shall not exceed the number of early intervention educators.

Sec. 3 Settlement and education institutes

Article 18

 

Based on the principle to satisfy the demand of settlement target and enhance their family function, settlement and education institutes shall offer following services
1. Life care
2. Psychological and behavior counseling and guidance.
3. Schooling and schoolwork guidance.
4. Sanitary health
5. Sanitary health education and gender education
6. Leisure activity guidance.
7. Employment services
8. Parenthood education and preparation for home-coming.
9. Cultivation of independent living technique and departure preparation.
10. Monitoring and guidance.
11. Other necessary services.

Article 19

 

Settlement and education institutes shall plan their settlement and education methods and environment with the mechanism of segregating floors and zones in accordance with the ages, sexes, requirements and settlement grounds of settlement target.

Article 20

 

The living space planning of settlement and education institutes shall based on generating family life atmosphere as the principle, and according to service characteristics, following facilities shall be placed
1. Office
2. Clinic.
3. Multi-function activity room
4. Interview room
5. Library
6. Living room or communion space
7. Restaurant
8. Restroom sanitary facilities
9. Kitchen room

10. Sleeping room including personnel’s night duty room.
11. Other necessary facilities related to the services.
The facilities stated in subparagraph 1 to 3 and 5 of preceding paragraph shall be adjusted or combined as actually needed. Other facilities, such as milk board, nursing board, bath board, nursery room, job training room, meeting room, emotion adjustment room, reception room, gym, sports ground, shall be added as required by business.

Article 21

 

The room floor space of settlement and education institutes shall not be less than 120 square meters and stipulations below shall be followed:
1. To settle children younger than two years old: No less than 10 square meters for each child. Among it, the space of sleeping room and restroom sanitary facilities together shall not be less than 3.5 square meters per child.
2. To settle children and juvenile older than two years old : No less than 15 square meters per person. Among it, the space for sleeping room and restroom sanitary facilities together shall not be less than 10 square meters.
3. The maximum number for infants less than three months old in each sleeping room shall be 15, and 9 for children older than three months but younger than two years old, 6 for children older than two years old, and 4 for juveniles.
4. To settle the target stated in item 3 of subparagraph 3 of article 2, the space shall not be less than 20 square meters per person. Among it, the space of sleeping room and restroom sanitary facilities together shall not be less than 10 square meters, and there shall be at least one rest room for every four persons.
The outdoor activity space of settlement and education institutes shall not be less than 3 square meters per person. Taking reality into account, outdoor space may be replaced by room floor space, but it shall be reported to the competent authority for approval.
The space for the children settled in settlement and education institutes to use is limited to first floor to forth floor.

Article 22

 

To settle children and juveniles stipulated in item 1 and items 3 to 5 of subparagraph 3 of Article 2, every 15 persons should have a social worker. If the number is less than 15, it shall be counted as 15.
To settle children and juveniles stipulated in item 2, 6, and 7 of subparagraph 3 of Article 2, every 25 persons should have a social worker. If the number is less than 25, it shall be counted as 25.
To settle children over 2 years of age and juveniles stipulated in item 1 and items 3 to 5 of subparagraph 3 of Article 2, every 40 persons should have a psychological counselor. If the number is less than 40, the psychological counselor shall be hired via a special contract.
To settle children over 2 years of age and juveniles stipulated in items 2, 6, 7 of subparagraph 3 of Article 2, every 75 persons should have a psychological counselor. If the number is less than 75, the psychological counselor shall be hired via a special contract.
To settle children & juveniles stipulated in all items of subparagraph 3 of Article 2, a psychological counselor shall be arranged per the 2 above stated person ratios. The minimum number of psychological counselors is one, and will be employed via a special contract.

Article 23

 

Although based on one type of business as the principle for settlement and education institutes, they shall report to the competent authority for approval for other types of institute business they concurrently engage in.

Sec. 4 Psychological counseling or family consultation institutes.

Article 24

 

Psychological counseling or family consultation institute shall target the children, juveniles and their families or the ones who actually take care of the children and juveniles to offer following services
1. The counseling of children and juveniles’ cognition, emotion, psychology and behavior.
2. The psychological counseling and consultation of children and juveniles’ schooling and employment.
3. The consultation and guidance of parenthood education, parenthood relationship and relevant encounters of the children, juveniles and their families.
4. Children and juveniles’ welfare consultation and transfer.
5. Other necessary services.

Article 25

 

The room floor space of psychological counseling or family consultation institutes shall not be less than 75 square meters, and following facilities shall be equipped.
1. Office
2. Counseling room

3. Clinic
4. Classroom
5. Activity room or play room
6. Meeting room
7. Reading room
8. Restroom sanitary facilities
9. Other necessary facilities related to their services.
The facilities stated in subparagraph 1, 3, 4 to 7 of preceding paragraph may be adjusted or combined as actually needed.

Article 26

 

In addition to a full-time executive to engage in institute’s business, following working personnel shall also be placed
1. Social workers
2. Psychological counseling personnel
3. Administrators or other working personnel.
At least one full-time member of the personnel stated in subparagraph 1 and 2 of preceding paragraph shall be respectively placed

Sec. 5 Other child and juvenile welfare institutes.

Article 27

 

The service items provided by the service institutes of adoption giving and adoption shall be pursuant to the regulations in article 2 for the permit and management of child and juvenile welfare institutes engaging in adoption giving and adoption service.

Article 28

 

The room floor space of the service institutes of adoption giving and adoption shall not be less than 75 square meters, and following facilities shall also be equipped
1. Office
2. Interview room

3. Activity room
4. Meeting room
5. Restroom sanitary facilities
6. Other necessary facilities related to their services.
The facilities stated in subparagraph 3 and 4 of preceding paragraph may be adjusted or combined as actually needed.

Article 29

 

In addition to one full-time executive to engage in institute’s business, the service institutes of adoption giving and adoption shall also place following personnel
1. Social workers
2. Psychological counseling personnel.
3. Administrators or other working personnel.
The personnel placement stated in subparagraph 1 of preceding paragraph shall be made in accordance with the regulations stipulated in subparagraph 2 of paragraph 1 as well as paragraph 2 of article 3 for the permit and management of child and juvenile welfare institutes engaging in the service of adoption giving and adoption. The personnel stipulated in subparagraph 2 may be specially contracted.

Article 30

 

Welfare service institutes shall target children, juveniles and their family members to offer following services
1. Individual case service.
2. Group service.
3. Community service.
4. Abducent service
5. Transfer service
6. Parenthood education.
7. Parenthood activities
Besides the services as stated above, welfare service institutes shall offer consultation service, reading service, recreation service, information service, leisure or physical activities, or other welfare service.

Article 31

 

The room floor space of welfare service institutes shall not be less than 150 square meters, and following facilities shall be equipped
1.Office
2. Interview room
3. Activity room
4. Meeting room
5. Restroom sanitary facilities.
6. Other necessary facilities related to their services.
The facilities stated in subparagraph 3 and 4 of preceding paragraph may be adjusted or combined as actually needed, and as required by business, facilities, such as play room, clinic, reading room, computer room and sports ground, shall be added.

Article 32

 

In addition to one full-time executive to engage in institute’s business, welfare service institutes shall also place following personnel
1. Social workers.
2. Psychological counseling personnel.
3. Administrators and other working personnel.
At least one member of the personnel stated in subparagraph 1 of preceding paragraph shall be full-time. The personnel stated in subparagraph 2 may be specially contracted..
For those welfare service institutes that offer children and juveniles with play facilities or physical activities, special personnel shall be placed to manage and offer guidance.

Chapter 3 Supplementary provisions

Article 33

 

If there are difficulties in mountainous areas, remote districts, off-shore or aboriginal districts to establish child and juvenile welfare institutes per this standard, they can apply to the competent authority of municipality or county (city) governments as a special case for a thorough investigation and obtain approval to proceed from a central government competent authority. Municipality & county (city) governments may specially request a central government competent authority to approve adjusting the required area within the range of over 60% as stipulated in subparagraph 1 of Article 10, or broaden the restriction of the institute’s floor space as stipulated in subparagraph 3 of Article 21 to meet with the social environment requirements of urban land constraint use. With regard to the institute’s new establishment, expansion, removal, change of responsible person or juridical person/group, these shall be proceeded / applied for according to subparagraph 1 of Article 10 or subparagraph 3 of Article 21.
However, in case of items implemented by the institute under the approval of municipality & county (city) governments according to self government regulations prior to the execution of this standard (concurrent business as stipulated in subparagraph 2 Article 6, installed toilets number as stipulated in subparagraph 2 of Article 9, the required area as stipulated in Article 10) do not conform to this standard, the institute can apply to the central government competent authority for approval and be registered according to self government regulations.

Article 33-1

 

Before amendment and promulgation of these Standards on January 6th, 2012, any nursery school that engages in a baby nursery center subject to approval in accordance with Paragraph 2 of Article 6, and owns area of a baby nursery center in excess of 60 square meters referred to in the minimum outdoor activities space stipulated in Paragraph 2 of Article 10 shall apply to the local competent authority pursuant to the Early Childhood Education Act for re-organization and approval of an establishment certificate of the baby nursery center.

 

With regard to the foregoing baby nursery center's expansion, removal, change of responsible person or juridical person/group, the establishment certificate subject to the aforesaid provision shall be cancelled by the original competent authority.

Article 34

 

Following the enforcement of the standards, if standards of the stipulation for the placement of relevant personnel and floor space in the self-government law of municipal cities and local governments are higher than the ones stipulated in this law, their respective standards shall be followed.

Article 35

 

The standards have come into effect as of the promulgation date.

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