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Children Act 1989

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10After section 114(1C) of that Act (interpretation) there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(1D)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, “parent”, in relation to a child or young person, includes any person—

(a)who is not a parent of his but who has parental responsibility for him, or

(b)who has care of him,

except for the purposes of the enactments mentioned in subsection (1E) of this section, where it only includes such a person if he is an individual.

(1E)The enactments are—

(a)sections 5(4), 15(2) and (6), 31 and 65(1) of, and paragraph 7(6) of Schedule 2 to, the Education (No. 2) Act 1986; and

(b)sections 53(8), 54(2), 58(5)(k), 60 and 61 of the Education Reform Act 1988.

(1F)For the purposes of subsection (1D) of this section—

(a)“parental responsibility” has the same meaning as in the Children Act 1989; and

(b)in determining whether an individual has care of a child or young person any absence of the child or young person at a hospital or boarding school and any other temporary absence shall be disregarded.

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