Children’s Act 2014

24 Specified organisation defined

(1)

In this Part, specified organisation means any of the following that employs or engages a children’s worker to perform a regulated service:

(a)

any of the State services:

(b)

an individual or organisation that is funded (whether wholly or partly and whether directly or indirectly) by a State service to provide regulated services:

(c)

on and after the date that is 2 years after the date on which this Part comes into force (or any earlier date specified in regulations made under section 33(1)(b)),—

(i)

local authorities; and

(ii)

individuals and organisations that are funded (whether wholly or partly and whether directly or indirectly) by a local authority to provide regulated services.

(2)

Despite subsection (1), an individual or organisation is not a specified organisation if it is declared by regulations made under section 33(1)(c) not to be a specified organisation for the purposes of this Part.

(3)

Despite subsection (1), the following are not specified organisations:

(a)

an individual (person A) who, in relation to a child (child A),—

(i)

is a parent or guardian, or has the care, of child A; and

(ii)

receives funding (directly or indirectly) from a specified organisation for the purpose of securing the provision of particular regulated services to child A:

(b)

an organisation that does not (except as provided in subparagraph (i) or (ii)) receive funding, directly or indirectly, from a specified organisation to provide specified regulated services, but—

(i)

is paid by person A to provide some or all of the particular regulated services to child A; or

(ii)

receives funding, pursuant to an entitlement of person A, to provide some or all of the particular regulated services to child A.