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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 37

Care, supervision or authority

    (1)     Without limiting the circumstances in which a child is under the care, supervision or authority of a person, a person (A) has a child (B) under their care, supervision or authority if A is—

        (a)     B's parent or step-parent; or

        (b)     B's teacher; or

        (c)     B's employer; or

        (d)     B's youth worker; or

        (e)     B's sports coach; or

        (f)     B's counsellor; or

        (g)     B's health professional; or

        (h)     a person who has parental responsibility (within the meaning of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 ) for B; or

              (i)     a religious or spiritual guide, or a leader or official (including a lay member) of a church or religious body, however any such guide, leader, official, church or body is described, who provides care, advice or instruction to B or has authority over B; or

        (j)     an out of home carer (within the meaning given by section 74 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 ) of B; or

        (k)     a police officer acting in the course of their duty in respect of B; or

        (l)     employed in, or providing services in, a remand centre, youth residential centre, youth justice centre or prison and is acting in the course of their duty in respect of B.

    (2)     In this section—

"parent" includes—

        (a)     a parent by operation of the Adoption Act 1984 ; and

        (b)     a parent by operation of the Status of Children Act 1974 ;

"step-parent", in relation to a person, includes the spouse or domestic partner of the person's parent .

S. 37AAA inserted by No. 57/2007 s. 4, repealed by No. 74/2014 s. 7(3).

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S. 37AA inserted by No. 57/2007 s. 4, repealed by No. 74/2014 s. 7(3).

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S. 37A inserted by No. 2/2006 s. 5.



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