Child Care Act, 1991


Children's Residential Centres

Definitions for Part VIII .

59.—In this Part—

“children's residential centre” means any home or other institution for the residential care of children in the care of health boards or other children who are not receiving adequate care and protection excluding—

(a) an institution managed by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government or a health board,

(b) an institution in which a majority of the children being maintained are being treated for acute illnesses,

(c) an institution for the care and maintenance of physically or mentally handicapped children,

(d) a mental institution within the meaning of the Mental Treatment Acts, 1945 to 1966,

(e) an institution which is a “certified school” within the meaning of Part IV of the Children Act, 1908, functions in relation to which stand vested in the Minister for Education;

“centre” means a children's residential centre;

“register” means a register of children's residential centres established under section 61 and, in relation to a particular health board, means the register established by that board and cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

“registered proprietor”, in relation to a registered children's residential centre, means the person whose name is entered in the register as the person carrying on the centre;

“the regulations” means the regulations under section 63 .