Children First Act 2015

2.

Definitions

2. In this Act—

“Agency” means the Child and Family Agency;

“authorised person” has the meaning assigned to it by section 15(1) ;

“child” has the same meaning it has in section 2 of the Child Care Act 1991;

“child safeguarding statement” has the meaning assigned to it by section 11(1) ;

“enactment” means a statute or an instrument made under a power conferred by statute;

“harm” means, in relation to a child—

(a) assault, ill-treatment or neglect of the child in a manner that seriously affects or is likely to seriously affect the child’s health, development or welfare, or

(b) sexual abuse of the child,

whether caused by a single act, omission or circumstance or a series or combination of acts, omissions or circumstances, or otherwise;

“Implementation Group” has the meaning assigned to it by section 20 ;

“ill-treatment” means, in relation to a child, to abandon or cruelly treat the child, or to cause or procure or allow the child to be abandoned or cruelly treated;

“mandated person” means a person who is a person specified in Schedule 2 ;

“mandated report form” has the meaning assigned to it by section 14(6) ;

“Minister” means the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs;

“neglect” means, in relation to a child, to deprive the child of adequate food, warmth, clothing, hygiene, supervision, safety or medical care;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under section 3 ;

“relevant service” means any work or activity specified in Schedule 1 ;

“sectoral implementation plan” has the meaning assigned to it by section 27(1) ;

“sexual abuse” means, in relation to a child—

(a) an offence against the child, specified in Schedule 3 ,

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“welfare” includes, in relation to a child, the moral, intellectual, physical, emotional and social welfare of the child.