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
Created: 2 November 2011, Last modified: 4 May 2015