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107 Interpretation.E+W

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say,—

  • [F1Approved school” means a school approved by the Secretary of State under section seventy-nine of this Act;]

  • [F1Approved school order” means an order made by a court sending a . . . F2 person to an approved school;]

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  • “Chief officer of police” F4. . . as regards Scotland has the same meaning as in [F5the M1Police (Scotland) Act 1967], and as regards Northern Ireland means a district inspector of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

  • Child” means a person under the age of fourteen years;

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  • Guardian”, in relation to a child or young person, includes any person who, in the opinion of the court having cognisance of any case in relation to the child or young person or in which the child or young person is concerned, has for the time being the [F7care of] the child or young person;

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  • “Intoxicating liquor” [F9has the same meaning as in the M2Licensing Act 1964]

  • [F10Legal guardian”, in relation to a child or young person, means a guardian of a child as defined in the Children Act 1989]

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  • Place of safety” means [F13a community home provided by a local authority or a controlled community home, any] police station, or any hospital, surgery, or any other suitable place, the occupier of which is willing temporarily to receive a child or young person;

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  • Prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • Public place” includes any public park, garden, sea beach or railway station, and any ground to which the public for the time being have or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise;

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  • Street” includes any highway and any public bridge, road, lane, footway, square, court, alley or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not;

  • [F16young person” means a person who has attained the age of fourteen and is under the age of eighteen years.]

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(3)References in this Act to any enactment or to any provision in any enactment shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as references to that enactment or provision as amended by any subsequent enactment including this Act.

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F3Definitions in s. 107(1) repealed (E.W.) (14. 10. 1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch. 15 ( with Sch. 14 para. 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2).

F4Words in s. 107(1), in the definition of "Chief officer of police" repealed (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 16, ss. 103, 104(1), Sch. 9 Pt.I

F6Definition repealed (1.4.1981) by Child Care Act 1980 (c. 5), s. 89, Sch. 6

F7Words in s. 107(1) substituted (E.W.) (14. 10. 1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(5)(6), Sch. 13 para. 7(a),( with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2).

F10Definition in s. 107(1) substituted (E.W.) (14. 10. 1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(5)(6), Sch. 13 para. 7(b) ( with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2).

F11Definitions repealed by Children and Young Persons Act 1969 (c. 54), Sch. 6 and spent

F16Definition in s. 107(1) substituted (E.W.) (1.10.1992 except to the extent that it would otherwise apply to s. 34 of this Act as mentioned in art. 2(4) of S.I. 1992/333) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), ss. 68, 101(1), Sch. 8 para. 1(3), Sch. 12 para. 22(1); S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2)(4), Sch. 2.

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C1Definition of “Chief officer of police”amended by S. R. & O. (N.I.) 1970 No. 111, reg. 6(b)

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