The State Children Act 1895 replaced the Destitute Persons Act Amendment Act of 1886. The new Act introduced some minor alterations, including refining the definition of the term 'neglected' child. While earlier definitions had included children whom a parents were 'unable to control', the 1895 Act included children who were deemed by parents to be 'uncontrollable' or 'incorrigible' as neglected. Under this new Act, parents were still responsible for charging their own children and bringing them before justices. The State Children Act was repealed by the Maintenance Act 1926.