in loco parentis


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in loco parentis

  (formal)
to be responsible for a child while the child's parents are absent Teachers are in loco parentis while children are at school.
See also: loco
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act in loco parentis during the immigration proceedings to encourage the child to participate to the fullest extent possible and appropriate and to help ensure that the decisions reached on behalf of the child during the proceedings comport with the child's best interests; and
The issue of whether the husband had intended to treat the children as his own was referred back to the trial judge with a direction that if, on examination of the nature of the family relationship, the husband was found to be in loco parentis, then retroactive child support could be ordered.
A family relationship is not necessary for one to have in loco parentis status.
A statement from the GTC said: "Part of a teacher's role and responsibility, being in loco parentis, is to uphold moral standards for children in their care.
Previously, America's universities had operated under the doctrine of in loco parentis ("in the place of a parent").
It disappoints me that we would have to do that, but the fact is we are in loco parentis and we have to ensure the children's safety.
If Kerry did have an affair with a very young woman entitled to see him as in loco parentis, isn't his heroic image tarnished?
Administrators sanctioning confidential visits to the campus clinic for birth control and STD tests were a far cry from the in loco parentis model, the norm on campus in the 1950s and early '60s when colleges and universities were surrogate parents, monitoring dormitory visits and providing social chaperones.
This principle has only one exception: when the grandparent stands in loco parentis to the grandchild, that is, stands in the place of the natural parent.
Suddenly they are in loco parentis for other campers.
The modern education establishment has moved from the philosophy of in loco parentis (``in the place of parents'') to that of ``helping the child grow,'' a significant usurpation of the parental role.
The teacher's job, acting in loco parentis, is to drill virtue into students by word and example.
It's still considered that teachers are in loco parentis and have a responsibility to the children in their care, but what if they do put cream on the children and there is an allergy or something happens as a result?
In some cases we are acting in loco parentis for children.