Search Legislation

Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Interpretation of this Part – general

This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

22.  In this Part—

“child” means a person under the age of 18;

“day care setting” means a place where persons in need of personal care may attend for the purposes of rehabilitation or counselling, but where they are not provided with board;

“domiciliary care agency” means an undertaking (other than one of a description excepted by regulations) which consists of or includes arranging the provision of personal care in their own homes for persons who by reason of illness, infirmity or disability are unable to provide it for themselves without assistance;

“personal care” has the same meaning as in the Registered Homes Order, but does not include any prescribed activity;

“the Registered Homes Order” means the Registered Homes (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (NI 20);

“residential family centre” means any establishment (other than one of a description excepted by regulations) at which—

(a)

accommodation is provided for children and their parents;

(b)

the parents' capacity to respond to the children’s needs and to safeguard their welfare is monitored or assessed; and

(c)

the parents are given such advice, guidance or counselling as is considered necessary,

and for the purposes of this definition “parent”, in relation to a child, includes any person who is looking after him;

“school” has the same meaning as in the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 3);

“undertaking” includes any business or profession and—

(a)

in relation to a public body, includes the exercise of any functions of that body;

(b)

in relation to any other body of persons, whether corporate or unincorporate, includes any of the activities of that body.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Northern Ireland Assembly department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources