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Where can I get an extract from Childrens And YOung Persons Act 2008?

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ASecretLemonadeDrinker Thu 09-Jun-11 14:43:52

I cannot find the bit I want - I am sure it was one of the first paragraphs, if not the first, about it being an offence to cause suffering etc. etc. but I cannot see it, the one I am reading seems to do with care and social workers or something (??) Thanks

cestlavielife Thu 09-Jun-11 15:25:33

www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2008/23/contents

Firestone Thu 09-Jun-11 15:27:24

You need the 1933 Act not the 2008 one!

here

ASecretLemonadeDrinker Thu 09-Jun-11 15:40:17

I am sure it was 2008... The 1933 one waffles on about a fine not exceeding £400 etc. etc., and surely a later act cancels that one out? I am so sure I read something like that paragraph of the 1933 act in the 2008 act... [bangs head on table]

Firestone Thu 09-Jun-11 17:24:01

A later act doesn't always repeal an earlier act, so it could be the 1933 Act, honest!

mranchovy Thu 09-Jun-11 18:09:02

It is the 1933 Act. The link cestlavielife gave is to the extant (i.e. amended in line with later legislation) version of that Act. You can see the amendments in the annotations.

£400 is the maximum fine for the defined offence on summary conviction i.e. in a Magistrates' Court - if the alleged offence were sufficiently serious it would be tried in the Crown Court where the fine is unlimited.

ASecretLemonadeDrinker Thu 09-Jun-11 19:04:27

OK, thanks. How come the 1933 stuff doesn't appear in the 2008 one? Is it just the extras? confused

mranchovy Thu 09-Jun-11 20:27:23

Yes, new laws only contain amendments and additions to old ones, they don't (generally) replace them.

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