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St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School Notes ‘Looked after child’ has the same meaning as in S.22 of the Children Act 1989, and means any child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents at the time of making an application to the school). ‘Adopted’. An adopted child is any child who has been formally adopted, having previously been in care and whose parent/ guardian can give proof of this. ‘Child arrangements order’. A child arrangements order is an order under the terms of the Children Act 1989 s.8 settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live. Children ‘looked after’ immediately before the order is made qualify in this category. ‘Special guardianship order’. A special guardianship order is an order under the terms of the Children Act 1989 s.14A appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian(s). A child ‘looked after’ immediately before the order is made qualifies in this category. and service in the world to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. An ecclesial community which on principle has no credal statements in its tradition, is included if it manifests faith in Christ as witnessed to in the Scriptures and is committed to working in the spirit of the above. All members of Churches Together in England and of CYTÛN are deemed to be included in the above definition, as are all other churches and ecclesial communities that are in membership of any local Churches Together Group (by whatever title) on the above basis. ‘Children of other faiths’ means children who are members of a religious community that does not fall within the definition of ‘other Christian denominations’ and which falls within the definition of a religion for the purposes of charity law. The Charities Act 2011 defines religion to include: • A religion which involves belief in more than one God, and • A religion which does not involve belief in a God. Case law has identified certain characteristics which describe the meaning of religion for the purposes of charity law, which are characterised by a belief in a supreme being and an expression of belief in that supreme being through worship. ‘Parent’ means the adult or adults with legal responsibility for the child. ‘Resident’ A child is deemed to be resident at a particular address when he/she resides there for more than 50% of the school week. ‘Sibling’ means brother or sister, to include adopted brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters or step brothers and sisters. A sibling relationship does not apply when the older child(ren) will leave before the younger one starts. ‘Distance from school’ means distance as measured by a straight line, from the front door of the child’s residential address (including flats) to a point at the school. In the event that the distances are equal, an independent authority such as the local authority (not the school) will operate a random allocation through the admissions system. ‘Catholic’ means a member of a Church in full communion with the See of Rome. This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will be evidenced by a Certificate of Baptism in a Catholic church or a Certificate of Reception into the full communion with the Catholic Church. - for the purpose of this policy a child must be baptised within one year of birth or a Certificate of Reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church must be provided. ‘Practising Catholic’ means a Catholic child from a practising Catholic family where weekly practice is verified by a Certificate of Catholic Practice from a Catholic priest in the standard format laid down by the Diocese. ‘Family’ includes the Catholic or Catholics who have legal responsibility for the child. ‘Catechumen’ means a child who is a member of the catechumenate of a Catholic Church. This will be evidenced by a Certificate of Reception into the Order of Catechumens. ‘Eastern Christian Church’ includes Orthodox Churches, and is evidenced by a Certificate