Childcare Act 2006

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In this Act—

  • the Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales;

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

  • English local authority” means—

    (a)

    a county council in England;

    (b)

    a metropolitan district council;

    (c)

    a non-metropolitan district council for an area for which there is no county council;

    (d)

    a London borough council;

    (e)

    the Common Council of the City of London (in their capacity as a local authority);

    (f)

    the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

  • independent school” has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996 (c. 56);

  • maintained school” means a community, foundation or voluntary school, a community or foundation special school or a maintained nursery school;

  • maintained nursery school” has the same meaning as in the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c. 31);

  • parental responsibility” has the same meaning as in the Children Act 1989 (c. 41);

  • [F1“prescribed” (except in Part 2 and section 101) means prescribed by regulations;]

  • registered pupil” has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996 (c. 56);

  • [F1“regulations” (except in Part 2 and section 101) means regulations made by the Secretary of State;]

  • school” has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996;

  • Welsh local authority” means a county council or county borough council in Wales;

  • well-being”, in relation to children, has the meaning given by section 1(2).

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