Children Act 2001

Responsible persons.


212.—Where a child is in the care or charge of a responsible person under the provisions of section 206 or 207, the responsible person shall—

(a) have the like control over the child as if he or she were the child’s parent or guardian, and

(b) do what is reasonable (subject to the provisions of this Act) in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s education, health, development or welfare.