Children Act 2001
Interpretation (Part 4).
17.—(1) In this Part—
“caution” means either a formal caution or an informal caution, as appropriate;
“conference” has the meaning assigned to it by section 29;
“Director” means the member of the Garda Síochána assigned by the Commissioner pursuant to section 20;
“facilitator” has the meaning assigned to it by section 31(4);
“formal caution” and “informal caution” have the meanings assigned to them respectively by section 25(4);
“Programme” has the meaning assigned to it by section 18.
(2) A reference in this Part to the parents or guardian, or a parent or guardian, of a child shall be construed, unless the context otherwise requires, as including an adult relative of the child with whom the child is for the time being residing or who, in the opinion of the juvenile liaison officer supervising the child, is exercising, or could exercise, a beneficial influence on the child.