Children (Amendment) Act, 1957

Notice to be given by persons arranging for employment of children.

3.—(1) In this section “relative” means parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, whether of the whole blood, of the half-blood or by affinity.

(2) In deducing any relationship for the purposes of this section a child adopted under the Adoption Act, 1952 (No. 25 of 1952) shall be considered the legitimate offspring of the adopter or adopters.

(3) Where any body or person (not being a relative of the child) having custody of a child under the age of eighteen years makes an arrangement for the employment of the child in circumstances which require the child to reside elsewhere than in the house where he normally resided before the commencement of the employment, that body or person shall, at least seven days before the commencement of the employment, give notice of the arrangement and of the proposed place of residence of the child to the health authority in whose functional area the child is to be employed.

(4) Where the body or person making the arrangement is not within the jurisdiction of the State, the prospective employer of the child shall give similar notice to the appropriate authority.

(5) A health authority shall, in relation to every child under the age of eighteen years in respect of whom notice under this section is required to be given, have the same functions and powers as they have under Part I of the Principal Act.