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91Appeal against detention of child in secure accommodationS

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After section 44 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 insert—

44AAppeal against detention in secure accommodation

(1)A child, or a relevant person in relation to the child, may appeal to the sheriff against a decision by a local authority to detain the child in secure accommodation in pursuance of an order made under section 44 of this Act.

(2)An appeal under subsection (1) may be made jointly by—

(a)the child and one or more relevant persons in relation to the child; or

(b)two or more relevant persons in relation to the child.

(3)An appeal must not be held in open court.

(4)The sheriff may determine an appeal by—

(a)confirming the decision to detain the child in secure accommodation; or

(b)quashing that decision and directing the local authority to move the child to be detained in residential accommodation which is not secure accommodation.

(5)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make further provision about appeals under subsection (1).

(6)Regulations under subsection (5) may in particular—

(a)specify the period within which an appeal may be made;

(b)make provision about the hearing of evidence during an appeal;

(c)provide for appeals to the sheriff principal and Court of Session against the determination of an appeal.

(7)Regulations under subsection (5) are subject to the affirmative procedure.

(8)In this section—

  • relevant person”, in relation to a child, means any person who is a relevant person in relation to the child for the purposes of the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (including anyone deemed to be a relevant person in relation to the child by virtue of section 81(3), 160(4)(b) or 164(6) of that Act);

  • secure accommodation” has the same meaning as in section 44 of this Act..

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I1S. 91 in force at 1.8.2014 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2014/131, art. 2(2)(3), Sch.

I2S. 91 in force at 1.2.2016 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2015/406, art. 3(1) (with art. 4)

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