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Legal Statutes: Delaware

UPDATED April 12, 2017

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Subchapter I. General Provisions

back to top§ 2402. Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter, unless the context indicates differently:

(1) "Abuse" or “abused child” is as defined in § 901 of Title 10;

(2) "Adult" is as defined in § 901 of Title 10;

(3) "Best interests" is determined in accordance with § 722 of this title;

(4) "Child" is as defined in § 901 of Title 10;

(5) "Court" or "court" is as defined in § 901 of Title 10;

(6) "Department" or “DSCYF” is as defined in § 901 of Title 10;

(7) "Dependency" or “dependent child” is as defined in § 901 of Title 10;

(8) "Guardian ad litem" is as defined in § 2302 of this title;

(9) "Guardian" is as defined in § 2302 of this title;

(10) “Licensed agency” is as defined in § 901 of this title;

(11) "Neglect" or “neglected child” is as defined in § 901 of Title 10;

(12) "Parent" is as defined in § 2302 of this title;

(13) “Relative” is as defined in § 901 of Title 10.
Added by 77 Laws 2009, ch. 43, § 9, eff. June 16, 2009.