Interpretation

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 10 January 2017.

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‘In sections (Power to test different ways of working), (Duration), (Parliamentary procedure), (Consultation by local authority), (Consultation by Secretary of State), (Guidance), (Annual report) and this section—

“child” means a person under the age of 18 (and “children” means people under the age of 18);

“children’s social care legislation” means—

(a) any legislation specified in Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 so far as relating to those under the age of 18;

(b) sections 23C to 24D of the Children Act 1989, so far as not within paragraph (a);

(c) the Children Act 2004, so far as not within paragraph (a);

(d) any subordinate legislation under the legislation mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c);

“local authority in England” means—

(a) a county council in England;

(b) a district council;

(c) a London Borough council;

(d) the Common Council of the City of London (in their capacity as a local authority);

(e) the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(f) a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

“relevant agency”, in relation to a local authority area, has the meaning given by section 16E(3) of the Children Act 2004;

“safeguarding partner”, in relation to a local authority area, has the meaning given by section 16E(3) of the Children Act 2004;

“subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978;

“young people” means people, other than children, under the age of 25.’—(Edward Timpson.)

This defines terms used in NC2, NC3, NC4, NC5, NC6, NC7, NC8 and this clause.

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