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(1)In this Act—
“the Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales;
“child” means, subject to section 9, a person under the age of eighteen (and “children” is to be construed accordingly);
“children’s services authority in England” means—
a county council in England;
a metropolitan district council;
a non-metropolitan district council for an area for which there is no county council;
a London borough council;
the Common Council of the City of London;
the Council of the Isles of Scilly;
“children’s services authority in Wales” means a county council or county borough council in Wales.
(2)This Act applies in relation to the Isles of Scilly subject to such modifications as may be specified by order made by the Secretary of State.
(3)In this Act—
(a)references to a prison include a young offender institution;
(b)references to a contracted out secure training centre, and to the contractor in relation to such a secure training centre, have the meanings given by section 15 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33);
(c)references to a contracted out prison, and to the contractor in relation to such a prison, have the meanings given by section 84(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53).
(a)a contract under section 7 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is for the time being in force in relation to part of a secure training centre, or
(b)a contract under section 84 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 is for the time being in force in relation to part of a prison,
this Act has effect as if each part of the secure training centre or prison were a separate institution.
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