(1) In these Regulations—
“adoption service” (“gwasanaeth mabwysiadu”) means the discharge by a local authority of relevant adoption functions within the meaning of section 43(3)(a) of the Care Standards Act 2000;
“adoption support services advisor” (“cynghorydd gwasanaethau cymorth mabwsyiadu”) means the person appointed pursuant to regulation 6 of the Adoption Support Services (Local Authorities) (Wales) Regulations 2005.
“appropriate office” (“swyddfa briodol”) means in relation to a local authority adoption service—
(a) if an office controlled by the National Assembly has been specified by it as the appropriate office in relation to that local authority, that office;
(b) in any other case, any office of the National Assembly;
“children's guide” (“arweiniad plant”) means the written guide produced in accordance with regulation 4;
“guardian” (“gwarcheidwad”) has the meaning given to it in section 5 of the Children Act 1989;
“manager” (“rheolwr”) is to be construed in accordance with regulation 6;
“National Assembly” (“Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”) means the National Assembly for Wales;
“statement of purpose” (“datganiad o ddiben”) means the written statement compiled in accordance with regulation 3(1).
(2) In these Regulations, a reference—
(a) to a numbered regulation or Schedule is to the regulation in, or Schedule to, these Regulations bearing that number;
(b) in a regulation or Schedule to a numbered paragraph, is to the paragraph in that regulation or Schedule bearing that number;
(c) in a paragraph to a lettered or numbered sub-paragraph is to the sub-paragraph in that paragraph bearing that letter or number.
(3) In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears, references to employing a person include—
(a) employing a person whether or not for payment;
(b) employing a person under a contract of service or a contract for services; and
(c) allowing a person to work as a volunteer;
and references to an employee or to a person being employed are to be construed accordingly.
Specified date: 30 December 2005: see reg 1(1).