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Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018

Section 39 - Meaning of “detained person” and other key terms

104.Section 39 defines “detained person” as a child or young person who is subject to a detention order and detained in relevant youth accommodation in Wales or England (and in the case of provisions applying on release, covers someone who was detained immediately before release). The definitions of being subject to a “detention order” and “relevant youth accommodation” are in section 562 of the 1996 Act:

  • a “detention order” is an order made by a court, or an order of recall made by the Secretary of State (but not the orders or authorisations mentioned in section 562(2) and (3) of the 1996 Act);

  • “relevant youth accommodation” is youth detention accommodation (within the meaning given by section 107(1) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000), and is not a young offender institution, or part of such an institution, that is used wholly or mainly for the detention of persons aged 18 and over.

105.This section also defines other related keys terms used in the Act, including “home authority” (which refers to the definition in section 562J of the 1996 Act). A home authority is a local authority identified in relation to an individual in accordance with the definition. In addition, it allows for regulations to be made which apply, with modifications, particular aspects of the definition of “home authority” provided for in section 562J of the 1996 Act.

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