In early legislation the term 'charged' was used broadly and not only when referring to a child or other individual charged with an offence. Under the State Children's Act 1895 a child could be charged with being 'destitute', 'neglected', 'uncontrollable' or 'incorrigible'. Under this Act a child could also be charged as 'uncontrollable' or 'incorrigible' by their own parents.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 8 November 2011, Last modified: 26 February 2015