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Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003

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In this section and sections 19 to 21—

  • “the appropriate person” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England, the Secretary of State, and

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, the National Assembly for Wales,

  • “child of compulsory school age” has the same meaning as in the 1996 Act, and “child” is to be construed accordingly,

  • “head teacher” includes acting head teacher, teacher in charge and acting teacher in charge,

  • “local education authority” has the same meaning as in the 1996 Act,

  • “parent”, in relation to a pupil or child, is to be construed in accordance with section 576 of the 1996 Act, but does not include a person who is not an individual,

  • “pupil” is to be construed in accordance with section 3(1) and (1A) of the 1996 Act,

  • “registered pupil” has the meaning given by section 434(5) of the 1996 Act,

  • “relevant school” means—

    (a)

    a qualifying school as defined in section 1(3) of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32), or

    (b)

    a pupil referral unit as defined in section 19(2) of the 1996 Act,

  • “responsible officer”, in relation to a parenting order, means one of the following who is specified in the order, namely—

    (a)

    an officer of a local education authority, and

    (b)

    a head teacher or a person nominated by a head teacher,

    but a person falling within paragraph (b) may not be specified in the order without his consent,

  • “the 1996 Act” means the Education Act 1996 (c. 56).

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