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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 117 – Interpretation of Part 9

257.Section 117 provides for the meaning to be given to various expressions used in the rest of Part 9. It provides that a child in relation to Part 9 is a person under the age of 16. It also provides that a parent for the purposes of Part 9 – i.e. those in respect of whom a parenting order is competent – is a relevant person as defined in section 93(2)(b) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. This includes unmarried fathers and others persons where they have day to day care of the child (other than by reason of their employment).

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