Children First Act 2015


Definitions for purposes of Part 2

8. In this Part—

“advance notice” shall be construed in accordance with section 12(2);

“contract of employment” means—

(a) a contract of service or apprenticeship, or

(b) any other contract whereby an individual agrees with another person, who is carrying on the business of an employment agency within the meaning of the Employment Agency Act 1971, and is acting in the course of that business, to do or perform personally any work or service for a third person (whether or not the third person is a party to the contract),

whether the contract is express or implied and, if express, whether it is oral or in writing;

“non-compliance notice” means a notice served by the Agency under section 12(6);

“personal relationship” has the same meaning as it has in section 3 of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012;

“provider” means, in relation to a relevant service, a person—

(a) who provides a relevant service, and

(b) who, in respect of the provision of such relevant service—

(i) employs (whether under contract of employment or otherwise) one or more than one other person to undertake any work or activity that constitutes a relevant service,

(ii) enters into a contract for services with one or more than one other person for the provision by the person of a relevant service, or

(iii) permits one or more than one other person (whether or not for commercial or other consideration and whether or not as part of a course of education or training, including an internship scheme) to undertake any work or activity, on behalf of the person, that constitutes a relevant service;

“register of non-compliance” shall be construed in accordance with section 13(1);

“relevant person” means a person who is appointed by a provider of a relevant service to be the first point of contact in respect of the provider’s child safeguarding statement.