Children Act, 1997




19.—(1) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—

“child” means a person who is not of full age;

“statement” means any representation of fact or opinion however made;

“video-recorded” means recorded on any medium (including a film) from which a moving image may by any means be produced, and includes the accompanying soundtrack, if any, and “video-recording” has a corresponding meaning.

(2) Where the age of a person at any time is material for the purpose of any proceedings to which this Part applies, his or her age at that time shall, for the purposes of such proceedings, be deemed, unless the contrary is proved, to be or to have been that which appears to the court to be his or her age at that time.