Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014


Destruction of Samples and Destruction, or Removal from DNA Database System, of DNA Profiles

Chapter 1

Application of this Part to persons from whom samples were taken under Parts 2 and 4

Interpretation (Chapter 1)

75. (1) In this Chapter—

“civil partner” has the meaning it has in section 3 of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 ;

“cohabitant”, in relation to a person, means another person who is neither married to the person nor a civil partner of the person who is living with the person as a husband or wife, or as a civil partner, of the person;

“vulnerable person” means a person, other than a child, whose capacity to guard himself or herself against violence, exploitation or abuse, whether physical, sexual or emotional, by another person is significantly impaired through—

(a) a physical disability, illness or injury,

(b) a disorder of the mind, whether as a result of mental illness or dementia, or

(c) an intellectual disability.

(2) For the purposes of this Chapter a person shall be regarded as associated with another person if—

(a) he or she is a spouse or a former spouse of the person,

(b) he or she is a civil partner or a former civil partner of the person,

(c) he or she is a cohabitant or a former cohabitant of the person,

(d) he or she is a relative of the person, or

(e) he or she has or has had an intimate personal relationship with the person for a significant period of time.