PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS REPORTING CHILD ABUSE ACT 1998


Number 49 of 1998


PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS REPORTING CHILD ABUSE ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 1 October 2015


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), enacted 28 July 2015, and all statutory instruments up to and including Labour Relations Commission (Dissolution Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 413 of 2015), made 30 September 2015, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 49 of 1998


PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS REPORTING CHILD ABUSE ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 1 October 2015


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

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www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014)

Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013)

Communication (Retention of Data) Act 2011 (3/2011)

Fines Act 2010 (8/2010)

Health Act 2007 (23/2007)

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

All Acts up to and including Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), enacted 28 July 2015, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 218 of 2011)

All statutory instruments up to and including Labour Relations Commission (Dissolution Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 413 of 2015), made 30 September 2015, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 49 of 1998


PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS REPORTING CHILD ABUSE ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 1 October 2015


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


Acts Referred to

Health Act, 1970

1970, No. 1

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

14 & 15 Vict., c. 93

Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994

1994, No. 5

Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977

1977, No. 10

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993


Number 49 of 1998


PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS REPORTING CHILD ABUSE ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 1 October 2015


AN ACT TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM CIVIL LIABILITY TO PERSONS WHO REPORT CHILD ABUSE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE PROTECTION TO SUCH PERSONS FROM PENALISATION BY THEIR EMPLOYERS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN OFFENCE IN RESPECT OF THE FALSE REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [23 rd December, 1998]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Act included among Acts referred to in definition of “health and social services” (23.12.2004) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 2 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 886 of 2004.