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WORKING WITH CHILDREN ACT 2005 - SECT 28

Person working with closely related child

S. 28(1) amended by No. 72/2016 s. 24.

    (1)     A person engaging in child-related work (other than a person who engages in child-related work described in section 9(6)) where each child with whom he or she is required to have direct contact during the work is a child who is closely related to him or her is exempt from a working with children check in respect of that work.

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is closely related to a child if the person is the child's—

S. 28(2)(a) amended by No. 52/2008 s. 270.

        (a)     spouse (including domestic partner as defined in the Relationships Act 2008 );

        (b)     parent, step-parent, mother-in-law or father‑in-law;

        (c)     grandparent;

        (d)     uncle or aunt;

        (e)     brother or sister (including half-brother, half‑sister, step-brother, step-sister, brother‑in-law or sister-in-law)—

and includes, in the case of domestic partners, a person who would be closely related to the child if the domestic partners were married to each other.



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