Search Legislation

Juvenile Justice Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

General principles

3.—(1) These rules apply to all children ordered to be detained in a juvenile justice centre and are made having regard to the following general principles:—

(a)children ordered to be detained in a juvenile justice centre shall be held safely for their protection and with sufficient security to meet the need to protect the community;

(b)the manager and each member of staff at a centre shall encourage good order and discipline in a centre through his positive personal influence and example;

(c)the treatment of children shall be such as to promote self-respect and good health and encourage them to develop a sense of personal responsibility;

(d)clean, comfortable and warm living conditions and a wholesome, nutritious and appetising diet sufficient to promote and maintain good health and human dignity shall be provided for children in custody;

(e)children committed by the courts will be required to use their time constructively and will be supported throughout the custodial and supervision periods in working towards successful rehabilitation;

(f)children in custody shall be treated with fairness, dignity and respect at all times and in a manner which takes account of personal circumstances and they shall be entitled to contribute when decisions which affect them are made;

(g)children in custody will be treated equally and will have access to services and facilities without discrimination on the basis of religion, race, ethnic origin, gender, language, sexual orientation, disability, political opinion, nationality, birth, economic or other status;

(h)the custodial environment shall, so far as is possible, be stable and control will be maintained as befits the needs and interests of the children, the community and the good order of the centre;

(i)a child will be encouraged to maintain links with his family and/or those having responsibility for his welfare and will be assisted in other respects to prepare for release from custody;

(j)a child will retain all rights and privileges except those removed as a necessary consequence of his detention in a juvenile justice centre;

(k)each child detained in a centre will have access to a copy of the juvenile justice centre rules.

(2) These principles, taken together are intended as a guide to the interpretation and application of the rules.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources