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Children and Young Persons Act 1963

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Care and Control of Children and Young Persons

    1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Children and young persons in need of care, protection or control

      1. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 3. Children and young persons beyond control.

      3. 4—15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. Juvenile courts and proceedings in connection with children and young persons

      1. 16. Offences committed by children.

      2. 17. Constitution and place of sitting of juvenile courts.

      3. 18. Jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in certain cases involving children and young persons.

      4. 19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. 23. Children and young persons detained in places of safety.

      9. 24.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      10. 25. Attendance at court of parents of child or young person brought before court.

      11. 26. Medical evidence by certificate.

      12. 27.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      13. 28. Form of oath for use in juvenile courts and by children and young persons in other courts.

      14. 29. Provisions as to persons between the ages of 17 and 18.

      15. 30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Increase of certain penalties

      1. 31. Increase of penalty for cruelty.

      2. 32. Increase of penalty for sales of tobacco, etc., to persons under 16.

      3. 33.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. Part II Employment of Children and Young Persons

    1. General provisions as to employment

      1. 34. Hours of employment.

      2. 35. Street trading.

      3. 36. Increase of certain penalties.

    2. Entertainment

      1. 37. Restriction on persons under 16 taking part in public performances, etc.

      2. 38.Restriction on licences for performances by children under 14.

      3. 39. Supplementary provisions as to licences under section 37.

      4. 40. Offences.

      5. 41. Licences for training persons between 12 and 16 for performances of a dangerous nature.

      6. 42. Licences for children and young persons performing abroad.

      7. 43. Extended powers of entry.

    3. Construction of Part II

      1. 44. Construction of Part II.

  4. Part III Miscellaneous and General

    1. 45—47.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 48.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 49.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 50.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 51, 52.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. Children and young persons escaping to other parts of British Islands

      1. 53. Arrest in one part of British Islands of children or young persons escaping in other part.

    7. Amendment of Adoption Act 1958

      1. 54.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 55. Emigration with consent of Secretary of State.

    8. Miscellaneous

      1. 56. Prosecution of offences under Part I or Part II of principal Act.

      2. 57. Newspaper and broadcast reports of proceedings involving children.

      3. 58.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 59.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9. Supplementary provisions

      1. 60. Expenses.

      2. 61.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 62.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 63. Interpretation.

      5. 64.†Amendments, transitional provisions, and repeals.

      6. 65. Citation, construction, commencement and extent.

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. Schedule 2

      CONSTITUTION OF JUVENILE COURTS

      1. Part I OUTSIDE METROPOLITAN AREA

        1. Juvenile court panels

          1. 1.The following provisions of this Part of this Schedule shall...

          2. 2.A justice shall not be qualified to sit as a...

          3. 3.Subject to the following provisions of this Part of this...

        2. Combined juvenile court panels

          1. 4.A magistrates’ courts committee may make recommendations to the Secretary...

          2. 5.lt shall be the duty of the magistrates’ courts committee...

          3. 6.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule—

        3. Effect of order establishing combined panel

          1. 7.Where a combined juvenile court panel is formed for any...

        4. Restrictions on formation of combined panels

          1. 8.No order under this Schedule shall provide for the formation...

          2. 9.An order under this Schedule providing for the formation of...

        5. Consultations and notices

          1. 10.A magistrates’ courts committee, before submitting recommendations for an order...

          2. 11.Where the Secretary of State proposes to make an order...

          3. 12.Where notice of recommendations or a copy of a proposed...

      2. Part II Metropolitan Area

        1. 13.The following provisions of this Part of this Schedule shall...

        2. 14.Juvenile courts shall be constituted for the whole of the...

        3. 15.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule—

        4. 16.If at any time, by reason of illness or other...

        5. 17.Where it appears to the chairman that a juvenile court...

        6. 18.The Secretary of State, in nominating any persons under this...

        7. 19.The enactments relating to the provision of land and buildings...

      3. Part III General

        1. 20.An order of the Secretary of State under this Schedule...

        2. 21.Any such order may contain supplementary, incidental and consequential provisions....

    3. Schedule 3

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. The Principal Act

        1. 1—3.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 4.For subsection (3) of section 18 there shall be substituted...

        3. 5.In section 23, for the words “public performance” there shall...

        4. 6.(1) In subsection (2) of section 24 for the words...

        5. 7.In the proviso to section 25(1), for the words “Great...

        6. 8.. . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 9.In section 28(1) for the words “an entertainment or performance”...

        8. 10.. . . . . . . . . ....

        9. 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        10. 12.. . . . . . . . . ....

        11. 13.In section 53(4), for the words “shall return” there shall...

        12. 14.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        13. 15.In section 58, for the words “for the detention of...

        14. 16—23.. . . . . . . . . ....

        15. 24.. . . . . . . . . ....

        16. 25—27.. . . . . . . . . ....

        17. 28.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. The principal Scottish Act

        1. 29.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 30.In section 33, for the words “public performance” there shall...

        3. 31.In section 36(1), for the words “an entertainment or performance”...

        4. 32.In section 38(3), for the words “The said provisions” there...

        5. 33—36.. . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 37.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. The Children Act 1948

        1. 38.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 39.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 40.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 41.. . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 42.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        6. 43.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        7. 44.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1949

        1. 45.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 46.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 47.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 48, 49.. . . . . . . . . ....

      5. the Criminal Justice Act 1961

        1. 50.(1) In subsection (1) of section 29, after the words...

        2. 51.. . . . . . . . . ....

    4. SCHEDULE 4

    5. SCHEDULE 5

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