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South Australia - Glossary Term

Charged (1895 - )

Term commonly found on child welfare records

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 and the Maintenance Act 1926 a child could also be charged as uncontrollable or incorrigible by their own parents.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George