Children Act 2001

Interpretation ( Part 10).

157

157.—In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Act of 1908” means the Children Act, 1908;

F143 [ amalgamation date has the meaning assigned to it by section 163A ;

amalgamation order has the meaning assigned to it by section 163A ;

amalgamated school is a children detention school that is formed by the amalgamation of 2 or more children detention schools pursuant to an amalgamation order;

Appeal Tribunal shall be construed in accordance with section 201D ;

approved absence means the absence of a child from a children detention school under section 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 or 207 , as the case may be; ]

F144 [ authorised person means a person authorised by the Minister under section 185; ]

“board of management” has the meaning assigned to it by section 164 ;

F145 [ child means

(a) a person under the age of 18 years in relation to whom a children detention order is in force,

(b) a person of 18 years or over in relation to whom a children detention order is in force and in relation to whom the Director of a children detention school has made a determination under section 155(5) that is in force, or

(c) for the purposes of any provision of this Part that applies to a person remanded under section 88 to a remand centre situated in a children detention school, a person who has been so remanded. ]

“Director” means a person appointed under section 180 as Director of a children detention school or, as the case may be, of more than one such school;

F143 [ disciplinary breach has the meaning assigned to it by section 201 ;

Inspector has the meaning assigned to it by section 186A ;

Minister means the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs; ]

F146 [ ]

F146 [ ]

“responsible person”, in relation to a child, means a relative of the child or a person in whose care the child is placed under this Act;

F144 [ staff does not include teaching staff; ]

“supervision in the community” has the meaning assigned to it by section 207 .