in loco parentis

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in loco parentis

Responsible for a child's well-being while his or her parents are absent. Does being a teacher ever make you nervous, having to be in loco parentis to so many young kids?
See also: loco

in ˌloco paˈrentis

(from Latin, formal) having the same responsibility for a child as a parent has: Teachers at a boarding school are acting much more in loco parentis than at a day school.The Latin phrase means in the place of a parent.
See also: loco
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An important legal concept is 'in loco parentis,' which is Latin for 'in the place of a parent.
The judge appointed the Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Rajasthan as persons in loco parentis (custodians) for the protection and conservation of cows.
He sounds like a cross between Bear Grylls and Mad Max, and brought a new meaning to the phrase 'In loco (motive) parentis.
The University of Santo Tomas knows that it stands in loco parentis over the students and it has the duty to safeguard the students' health and well-being.
For practice, findings suggest that when residence life professional staff assume the in loco parentis responsibilities for at-risk housing students' academic difficulties, the students are able to achieve academic success.
Before the 1960s, US courts exhibited nearly absolute respect for academia, says Gelber, and most lawsuits filed on behalf of students were undermined by the presumptions that higher education was a privilege rather than a rights, and that colleges acted in loco parentis to serve the minors under their supervision.
Orientations for the new student include content from the in loco parentis model, with lots of rules and regulations to follow.
Occasionally, plaintiffs asserting [section] 1983 claims against public schools have attempted to show sufficient deprivation giving rise to a special relationship on two bases: state compulsory attendance laws and the legal principle of in loco parentis.
Charities including the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac), The Survivors Trust, Respond, Survivors UK and Innocence in Danger back a law introducing mandatory abuse reporting in schools and similar institutions, where children are cared for in loco parentis.
One of these mechanisms is that a person can stand in loco parentis to a child.
AS a parent you deliver your child to school 5 days out of 7 and place them into the loco parentis of their teacher.
the era of in loco parentis and legal insularity from law suits; the era of successful student battles to win civil rights on campus; the bystander era in which governmental, parental, and charitable immunities fell and no-duty rules emerged; and the doctrinally complex duty era.
Schools are in loco parentis while they have charge of children.
In the early years of higher education, colleges often acted in loco parentis, or in place of parents.
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