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Juvenile Justice Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Children’s property on reception

18.—(1) The manager shall prescribe items or articles which may be retained by a child in a juvenile justice centre.

(2) The manager shall be responsible for the safekeeping of any property, valuables, clothing or other items which the child is not allowed to retain for his own use in the centre.

(3) If clothing is infested or in a state of disrepair it may be destroyed, in which case the details shall be recorded and the child informed.

(4) If a child has money in his possession on reception to the centre it shall be paid into an account under the control of the manager and the child shall be credited with the amount in the books of the centre.

(5) If a child has any form of medicine in his possession on reception it shall be for the medical officer to decide on its use, retention or disposal as the case may be.

(6) If the medical officer is not available at the time of reception a member of staff will act in accordance with guidance given by the medical officer and report the matter to the medical officer before he interviews a child.

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