Youth Work Act 2001

Interpretation.

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2.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Advisory Committee” means the National Youth Work Advisory Committee appointed under section 17 ;

“approved national voluntary youth work organisation” means a voluntary youth work organisation approved to provide a youth work programme or a youth work service in 2 or more F1 [ education and training board areas ];

“Assessor of Youth Work” means the person appointed as Assessor of Youth Work under section 16(1) , and includes an officer of the Minister appointed under section 16(2) to act in the place of the Assessor of Youth Work, while he or she is so acting;

“authorised organisation” means an organisation approved under section 25 ;

“designated local voluntary youth work organisation” means a voluntary youth work organisation designated as such under section 29 ;

“Development Plan” means a Youth Work Development Plan approved by the Minister under section 13 ;

F2 [ education and training board area has the same meaning as it has in the Education and Training Boards Act 2013; ]

F2 [ Education and Training Boards Ireland has the same meaning as it has in the Education and Training Boards Act 2013; ]

“financial year” means a period of 12 months prescribed as a financial year for the purposes of this Act;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

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“Minister” means the Minister for Education and Science;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made under section 4 ;

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“Voluntary Youth Council” means a body established by section 21 ;

“voluntary youth work organisation” means an organisation providing a youth work programme or a youth work service, or both, otherwise than for profit;

“young person” means a person who has not attained the age of 25 years;

“Youth Work Budget” means a report on the estimate of the income and expenditure of F1 [ an education and training board ] for the purposes of this Act prepared under section 32 ;

“youth work committee” means a youth work committee appointed under section 19 ;

“youth work programme” means a structured programme of youth work;

“youth work service” means a service which, directly or indirectly, assists in the provision of youth work.

(2) In this Act a reference to—

( a) a section or a Schedule is a reference to a section of, or a Schedule to, this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended, and

( b) a subsection or a paragraph is a reference to the subsection or paragraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.