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Education (Welfare) Act, 2000

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Number 22 of 2000


EDUCATION (WELFARE) ACT, 2000


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary And General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Regulations.

4.

Expenses.

5.

Reports on operation of Act.

6.

Service of documents.

7.

Offences.

8.

Repeals.

PART II

National Educational Welfare Board

9.

Establishment of National Educational Welfare Board.

10.

Functions of Board.

11.

Educational welfare officers.

12.

Liaison officer.

13.

Direction of Minister.

PART III

Educational Welfare And Compulsory School Attendance

14.

Register of children receiving education in a place other than a school.

15.

Appeal against decision of Board.

16.

Minister may issue guidelines and make recommendations.

17.

Parent to cause child to attend school.

18.

Notification of child's absence from school.

19.

Admission of child to recognised school.

20.

School registers.

21.

School attendance records.

22.

School attendance strategies.

23.

Code of behaviour.

24.

Expulsion of student from recognised school.

25.

School attendance notice.

26.

Right of Board to appeal etc. decision of board of management under section 29 of Act of 1998.

27.

Miscellaneous duties of Board in relation to certain children and parents of certain children.

28.

Supply of personal data etc. to prescribed bodies.

29.

Register of young persons in employment.

30.

Functions of educational welfare officers.

31.

Amendment of Act of 1996.

PART IV

Provisions Relating To Finance And Staff Of Board

32.

Grants to Board.

33.

Accounts and audits.

34.

Reports and information.

35.

Gifts.

36.

Chief Executive.

37.

Staff.

38.

Remuneration of staff.

39.

Performance of functions of Board by members of staff.

40.

Transfer of staff.

41.

Superannuation.

SCHEDULE

National Educational Welfare Board


Acts Referred to

Companies Act, 1990

1990, No. 33

Companies Acts, 1963 to 1999

Data Protection Act, 1988

1988, No. 25

Education Act, 1998

1998, No. 51

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

1997, No. 2

Health Act, 1970

1970, No. 1

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Medical Practitioners Act, 1978

1978, No. 4

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 1991

Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997

1997, No. 20

Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1996

1996, No. 16

Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1991

Regional Technical Colleges Act, 1992

1992, No. 16

School Attendance Acts, 1926 to 1967

Trade Union Act, 1941

1941, No. 22

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993

Vocational Education Act, 1930

1930, No. 29

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act, 1991

1991, No. 5

Youth Work Act, 1997

1997, No. 30

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Number 22 of 2000


EDUCATION (WELFARE) ACT, 2000


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENTITLEMENT OF EVERY CHILD IN THE STATE TO A CERTAIN MINIMUM EDUCATION, AND, FOR THAT PURPOSE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF CHILDREN RECEIVING EDUCATION IN PLACES OTHER THAN RECOGNISED SCHOOLS, THE COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE OF CERTAIN CHILDREN AT RECOGNISED SCHOOLS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY, TO BE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL WELFARE BOARD OR, IN THE IRISH LANGUAGE, AN BORD NÁISIÚNTA LEASA OIDEACHAIS, THE COORDINATION OF ITS ACTIVITIES AND THOSE OF CERTAIN OTHER PERSONS IN SO FAR AS THEY RELATE TO MATTERS CONNECTED WITH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE CAUSES OF NON-ATTENDANCE ON THE PART OF CERTAIN STUDENTS AND THE ADOPTION OF MEASURES FOR ITS PREVENTION, TO REPEAL THE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ACTS, 1926 TO 1967, TO PERMIT THE SUPPLY OF DATA RELATING TO A PERSON'S EDUCATIONAL HISTORY TO CERTAIN PERSONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE PROTECTION OF YOUNG PERSONS (EMPLOYMENT) ACT, 1996, AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH. [5th July, 2000]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: