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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41


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CQC Glossary of terms used in the guidance for providers and managers

The Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004 define a child as being a person up to the age of 18 years. However, the Children Act 2004 states that in certain circumstances safeguarding, protection and cooperation between services may be continued through to a young person's 19th birthday or beyond.

NICE Guideline NG93 - Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery

In this guideline, 'children' are aged 12 years or younger.

(A similar definition is given in guideline NG53 (Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management) and NG11 (Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges).

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