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Part IE+W+S+N.I. Care and other treatment of juveniles through court proceedings

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F3Ss. 1–3 repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15 (with Sch. 14 paras, 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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F4Ss. 1–3 repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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5 Restrictions on criminal proceedings for offences by young persons.E+W

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(8)It shall be the duty of a person who decides to lay an information in respect of an offence in a case where he has reason to believe that the alleged offender is a young person to give notice of the decision to the appropriate local authority unless he is himself that authority.

(9)In this section—

  • the appropriate local authority”, in relation to a young person, means the local authority for the area in which it appears to the informant in question that the young person resides or, if the young person appears to the informant not to reside in the area of a local authority, the local authority in whose area it is alleged that the relevant offence or one of the relevant offences was committed; and

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and F7. . .; but nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing any council or other body from acting by an agent for the purposes of this section.

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7 Alterations in treatment of young offenders etc.E+W

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(5)An order sending a person to an approved school shall not be made after such day as the Secretary of State may by order specify for the purposes of this subsection.

X1(6)Sections 54 and 57 of the Act of 1933 (which among other things enables a child or young person found guilty of an offence to be sent to a remand home or committed to the care of a fit person) shall cease to have effect.

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X1The text of s. 7(6) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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F13S. 7(7A) (which was inserted by Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), s. 23(b)) repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch. 15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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C131.12.1970 specified for purposes of s. 7(5) by S.I. 1970/1499, art. 2

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F15S. 7A repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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(1)Where a local authority or a local education authority bring F17. . . proceedings for an offence alleged to have been committed by a young person or are notified that any such proceedings are being brought, it shall be the duty of the authority, unless they are of opinion that it is unnecessary to do so, to make such investigations and provide the court before which the proceedings are heard with such information relating to the home surroundings, school record, health and character of the person in respect of whom the proceedings are brought as appear to the authority likely to assist the court.

(2)If the court mentioned in subsection (1) of this section requests the authority aforesaid to make investigations and provide information or to make further investigations and provide further information 4 relating to the matters aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the authority to comply with the request.

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F17Words in s. 9(1) repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

10 Further limitations on publication of particulars of children and young persons etc.E+W+S

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F18S. 10(1)(2) repealed (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(3), Sch.11; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch.1 Appendix C

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F21S. 11A (inserted by Children Act 1975 (c. 72, SIF 49:9) Sch. 3 para. 68) repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2) and expressed to be repealed (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(4), 168(1), Sch. 12 Pt. I (with Sch. 11 paras. 1, 2)

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(1)A supervision order may require the supervised person to reside with an individual named in the order who agrees to the requirement, but a requirement imposed by a supervision order in pursuance of this subsection shall be subject to any such requirement of the order as is authorised by the following provisions of this section or by section 12A, 12B or 12C below.

(2)Subject to section 19(12) of this Act, a supervision order may require the supervised person to comply with any directions given from time to time by the supervisor and requiring him to do all or any of the following things—

(a)to live at a place or places specified in the directions for a period or periods so specified;

(b)to present himself to a person or persons specified in the directions at a place or places and on a day or days so specified;

(c)to participate in activities specified in the directions on a day or days so specified;

but it shall be for the supervisor to decide whether and to what extent he exercises any power to give directions conferred on him by virtue of this subsection and to decide the form of any directions; and a requirement imposed by a supervision order in pursuance of this subsection shall be subject to any such requirement of the order as is authorised by section 12B(1) of this Act.

(3)The total number of days in respect of which a supervised person may be required to comply with directions given by virtue of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (2) above in pursuance of a supervision order shall not exceed 90 or such lesser number, if any, as the order may specify for the purposes of this subsection; and for the purpose of calculating the total number of days in respect of which such directions may be given the supervisor shall be entitled to disregard any day in respect of which directions were previously given in pursuance of the order and on which the directions were not complied with.

[F22(4)Directions given by the supervisor by virtue of subsection (2)(b) or (c) above shall, as far as practicable, be such as to avoid—

(a)any conflict with the offender’s religious beliefs or with the requirements of any other community order (within the meaning of Part I of the M1Criminal Justice Act 1991) to which he may be subject; and

(b)any interference with the times, if any, at which he normally works or attends school or any other educational establishment.]

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F24S. 12AA repealed (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(4), 168(1), Sch. 12 Pt. I (with Sch. 11 paras. 1, 2) and subject to amendment (2.4.2001) by 1999 c. 22, s. 24, Sch. 4 paras. 4, 5 (with s. 107, Sch. 14 para. 7(2)); S.I. 2001/916, art. 3(a)(ii)

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F36S. 18 repealed (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(4), 168(1), Sch. 12 Pt. I (with Sch. 11 paras. 1, 2) and subject to amendment (1.4.2001) by 1999 c. 22, s. 90, Sch. 13 para. 63(a) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 para 7(2)); S.I. 2001/916, art. 2(a)(ii)

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F37S. 19 repealed (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(4), 168(1), Sch. 12 Pt. I (with Sch. 11 paras. 1, 2) and subject to amendment (1.4.2001) by 1999 c. 22, s. 90, Sch. 13 para. 63(b) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 para. 7(2)); S.I. 2001/916, art. 2(a)(ii)

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F38Ss. 20–22 repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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F39S. 20A (inserted) by Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), s. 22) repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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F40Ss. 20–22 repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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F41S. 21A repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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F42Ss. 20–22 repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch. 14 para. 27(4), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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(1)Where—

(a)a court remands a child or young person charged with or convicted of one or more offences or commits him for trial or sentence; and

(b)he is not released on bail,

the remand or committal shall be to local authority accommodation; and in the following provisions of this section, any reference (however expressed) to a remand shall be construed as including a reference to a committal.

(2)A court remanding a person to local authority accommodation shall designate the local authority who are to receive him; and that authority shall be—

(a)in the case of a person who is being looked after by a local authority, that authority; and

(b)in any other case, the local authority in whose area it appears to the court that he resides or the offence or one of the offences was committed.

(3)Where a person is remanded to local authority accommodation, it shall be lawful for any person acting on behalf of the designated authority to detain him.

(4)[F44Subject to subsections (5) and (5A) below,]] a court remanding a person to local authority accommodation may, after consultation with the designated authority, require that authority to comply with a security requirement, that is to say, a requirement that the person in question be placed and kept in secure accommodation.

(5)A court shall not impose a security requirement except in respect of [F45a child who has attained the age of twelve, or a young person, who (in either case) is of a prescribed description], and then only if—

(a)he is charged with or has been convicted of a violent or sexual offence, or an offence punishable in the case of an adult with imprisonment for a term of fourteen years or more; or

(b)he has a recent history of absconding while remanded to local authority accommodation, and is charged with or has been convicted of an imprisonable offence alleged or found to have been committed while he was so remanded,

and (in either case) the court is of opinion that only such a requirement would be adequate to protect the public from serious harm from him.

[F46(5A)A court shall not impose a security requirement in respect of a child or young person who is not legally represented in the court unless—

(a)he applied for legal aid and the application was refused on the ground that it did not appear his means were such that he required assistance; or

(b)having been informed of his right to apply for legal aid and had the opportunity to do so, he refused or failed to apply.]

(6)Where a court imposes a security requirement in respect of a person, it shall be its duty—

(a)to state in open court that it is of such opinion as is mentioned in subsection (5) above; and

(b)to explain to him in open court and in ordinary language why it is of that opinion;

and a magistrates’ court shall cause a reason stated by it under paragraph (b) above to be specified in the warrant of commitment and to be entered in the register.

(7)A court remanding a person to local authority accommodation without imposing a security requirement may, after consultation with the designated authority, require that person to comply with any such conditions as could be imposed under section 3(6) of the Bail Act 1976 if he were then being granted bail.

(8)Where a court imposes on a person any such conditions as are mentioned in subsection (7) above, it shall be its duty to explain to him in open court and in ordinary language why it is imposing those conditions; and a magistrates’ court shall cause a reason stated by it under this subsection to be specified in the warrant of commitment and to be entered in the register.

(9)A court remanding a person to local authority accommodation without imposing a security requirement may, after consultation with the designated authority, impose on that authority requirements—

(a)for securing compliance with any conditions imposed on that person under subsection (7) above; or

(b)stipulating that he shall not be placed with a named person.

(10)Where a person is remanded to local authority accommodation, a relevant court—

(a)may, on the application of the designated authority, impose on that person any such conditions as could be imposed under subsection (7) above if the court were then remanding him to such accommodation; and

(b)where it does so, may impose on that authority any requirements for securing compliance with the conditions so imposed.

(11)Where a person is remanded to local authority accommodation, a relevant court may, on the application of the designated authority or that person, vary or revoke any conditions or requirements imposed under subsection (7), (9) or (10) above.

(12)In this section—

  • court” and “magistrates” court’ include a justice;

  • imprisonable offence” means an offence punishable in the case of an adult with imprisonment;

  • [F47prescribed description” means a description prescribed by reference to age or sex or both by an order of the Secretary of State;]

  • relevant court”, in relation to a person remanded to local authority accommodation, means the court by which he was so remanded, or any magistrates’ court having jurisdiction in the place where he is for the time being;

  • secure accommodation” means accommodation which is provided in a community home [F48, a voluntary home or a registered children’s home] for the purpose of restricting liberty, and is approved for that purpose by the Secretary of State;

  • sexual offence” and “violent offence” have the same meanings as in [F49the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000];

  • young person” means a person who has attained the age of fourteen years and is under the age of seventeen years.

[F48but, for the purposes of the definition of “secure accommodation”, “local authority accommodation” includes any accommodation falling within section 61(2) of the M2Criminal Justice Act 1991.]

(13)In this section—

(a)any reference to a person who is being looked after by a local authority shall be construed in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989;

(b)any reference to consultation shall be construed as a reference to such consultation (if any) as is reasonably practicable in all the circumstances of the case; and

(c)any reference, in relation to a person charged with or convicted of a violent or sexual offence, to protecting the public from serious harm from him shall be construed as a reference to protecting members of the public from death or serious personal injury, whether physical or psychological, occasioned by further such offences committed by him.

(14)This section has effect subject to—

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(b)section 128(7) of that Act (remands to the custody of a constable for periods of not more than three days),

but section 128(7) shall have effect in relation to a child or young person as if for the reference to three clear days there were substituted a reference to twenty-four hours.

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F43S. 23 substituted (1.10.1992) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53), s. 60(1) (subject to transitional provisions and savings in ss. 62, 101(1), Sch. 12 para. 15); S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(5), Sch. 3

F44Words in s. 23(4) substituted (30.9.1998 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.6.1999) by 1998 c. 37, s. 97(1); S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(t); S.I. 1999/1279, art. 2(g)(i)

F45Words in s. 23(5) substituted (30.9.1998 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.6.1999) by 1998 c. 37, s. 97(2); S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(t); S.I. 1999/1279, art. 2(g)(i)

F46S. 23(5A) inserted (30.9.1998 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.6.1999) by 1998 c. 37, s. 97(3); S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(t); S.I. 1999/1279, art. 2(g)(i)

F47Definition in s. 23(12) inserted (30.9.1998 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.6.1999) by 1998 c. 37, s. 97(4); S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(t); S.I. 1999/1279, art. 2(g)(i)

F48Words in the definition of “secure accommodation” in s. 23(12) inserted (30.5.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 19(1); S.I. 1995/1378, art. 2

Words at the end of s. 23(12) inserted (30.5.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 19(1); S.I. 1995/1378, art. 2

F49S. 23(12): Words in definition of “sexual offence” and “violent offence” substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 38

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 23 modified (1.6.1999) by 1998 c. 37, s. 98; S.I. 1999/1279, art. 2(g)(i) and, as so modified, amended (prosp.) by 1999 c. 22, ss. 24, 108(1), Sch. 4 paras. 4, 7 and (prosp.) by 2000 c. 43, ss. 74, 75, 80(1), Sch. 7 Pt. I para. 4(1)(2), Part. II para. 39(a)-(c), Sch. 8)

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[F5123A Liability to arrest for breaking conditions of remand.E+W

(1)A person who has been remanded or committed to local authority accommodation and in respect of whom conditions under subsection (7) or (10) of section 23 of this Act have been imposed may be arrested without warrant by a constable if the constable has reasonable grounds for suspecting that that person has broken any of those conditions.

(2)A person arrested under subsection (1) above—

(a)shall, except where he was arrested within 24 hours of the time appointed for him to appear before the court in pursuance of the remand or committal, be brought as soon as practicable and in any event within 24 hours after his arrest before a justice of the peace for the petty sessions area in which he was arrested; and

(b)in the said excepted case shall be brought before the court before which he was to have appeared.

In reckoning for the purposes of this subsection any period of 24 hours, no account shall be taken of Christmas Day, Good Friday or any Sunday.

(3)A justice of the peace before whom a person is brought under subsection (2) above—

(a)if of the opinion that that person has broken any condition imposed on him under subsection (7) or (10) of section 23 of this Act shall remand him; and that section shall apply as if he was then charged with or convicted of the offence for which he had been remanded or committed;

(b)if not of that opinion shall remand him to the place to which he had been remanded or committed at the time of his arrest subject to the same conditions as those which had been imposed on him at that time.]

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F51S. 23A inserted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s.23; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch.1 (with transitional savings in art. 2(2), Sch.2 para. 1)

Valid from 01/03/2002

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(1)A court shall not impose a condition on a person under section 23(7)(b) above (an “electronic monitoring condition”) unless each of the following requirements is fulfilled.

(2)The first requirement is that the person has attained the age of twelve years.

(3)The second requirement is that—

(a)the person is charged with or has been convicted of a violent or sexual offence, or an offence punishable in the case of an adult with imprisonment for a term of fourteen years or more; or

(b)he is charged with or has been convicted of one or more imprisonable offences which, together with any other imprisonable offences of which he has been convicted in any proceedings—

(i)amount, or

(ii)would, if he were convicted of the offences with which he is charged, amount,

to a recent history of repeatedly committing imprisonable offences while remanded on bail or to local authority accommodation.

(4)The third requirement is that the court—

(a)has been notified by the Secretary of State that electronic monitoring arrangements are available in each petty sessions area which is a relevant area; and

(b)is satisfied that the necessary provision can be made under those arrangements.

(5)The fourth requirement is that a youth offending team has informed the court that in its opinion the imposition of such a condition will be suitable in the person’s case.

(6)Where a court imposes an electronic monitoring condition, the condition shall include provision for making a person responsible for the monitoring; and a person who is made so responsible shall be of a description specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.

(7)The Secretary of State may make rules for regulating—

(a)the electronic monitoring of compliance with conditions imposed under section 23(7)(a) above; and

(b)without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a) above, the functions of persons made responsible for securing the electronic monitoring of compliance with such conditions.

(8)Subsections (8) to (10) of section 3AA of the Bail Act 1976 (c. 63) (provision about rules and orders under that section) shall apply in relation to this section as they apply in relation to that section.

(9)For the purposes of this section a petty sessions area is a relevant area in relation to a proposed electronic monitoring condition if the court considers that it will not be practicable to secure the electronic monitoring in question unless electronic monitoring arrangements are available in that area.]

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F52S. 23AA inserted (1.3.2002) by Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16), s. 132(b); S.I. 2002/344, art. 2 (with transitional provisions in art. 4)

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F53Ss. 24, 27 repealed by Child Care Act 1980 (c. 5), SIF 20), s. 89, Sch. 6

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25 Transfers between England or Wales and Northern Ireland.E+W

(1)If it appears to the Secretary of State, on the application of the welfare authority or the managers of the training school to whose care a person is committed [F54by a relevant order], that his parent or guardian resides or will reside in the area of a local authority in England or Wales, the Secretary of State may make an order committing him to the care of that local authority; and while an order under this subsection is in force it shall have effect [F55F56. . .as if it were a supervision order imposing a [F57local authority residence requirement as mentioned in paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000].]

[F58(1A)In subsection (1) above “by a relevant order” means—

(a)by a fit person order;

(b)by virtue of a training school order; or

(c)by an order under subsection (2) below;

where the order in question is not by virtue of Schedule 8 to the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 deemed to be a care order within the meaning of that Order.]

(2)If it appears to the [F59the Secretary of State], on the application of the local authority to whose care a person is committed by a care order [F60to which paragraph 36 of Schedule 14 to the Children Act (criminal care order transitional provisions) applies] other than an interim order [F60or who is to accommodate a person pursuant to a supervision order imposing a [F57local authority residence requirement as mentioned in paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000]][F61or by an order under subsection (1) above], that his parent or guardian resides or will reside in Northern Ireland, [F59the Secretary of State] may make an order committing him to the care of the managers of a training school or to the care of the welfare authority in whose area his parent or guardian resides or will reside and the provisions of the M3Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (except sections [F6288(3) and 90] shall apply to an order under this subsection as if it were a training school order made on the date of the care order or, as the case may be, [F62the supervision order].

If an order under this subsection commits a person to the care of the managers of a training school, the contributions to be made in respect of him under section 161 of the said Act of 1968 shall be made by such council as may be named in that order, being the council within whose district his parent proposes to reside or is residing at the time of the order.

(3)When a person is received into the care of a local authority or welfare authority or the managers of a training school in pursuance of an order under this section, the training school order, fit person order [F63, care order or supervision order] in consequence of which the order under this section was made shall cease to have effect; and the order under this section shall, unless it is discharged earlier, cease to have effect—

(a)in the case of an order under subsection (1), on the earlier of the following dates, that is to say, the date when the person to whom the order relates attains the age of nineteen or the date when, by the effluxion of time, the fit person order aforesaid would have ceased to have effect or, as the case may be, the period of his detention under the training school order aforesaid would have expired;

(b)in the case of an order under subsection (2), on the date when the care order [F64or supervision order] aforesaid would have ceased to have effect by the effluxion of time or—

F65(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(ii)if the order has effect by virtue of subsection (2) as a training school order and the period of supervision following the detention of the person in question in pursuance of the order expires before that date, when that period expires.

(4)An order under this section shall be sufficient authority for the detention in Northern Ireland, by any constable or by a person duly authorised by a local authority or welfare authority or the managers of a training school, of the person to whom the order relates until he is received into the care of the authority or managers to whose care he is committed by the order.

(5)In this section “training school”, “training school order” and “welfare authority” have the same meaning as in the said Act of 1968, and “fit person order” means an order under that Act committing a person to the care of a fit person.

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Amendments (Textual)

F54Words in s. 25(1) substituted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 7(2); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F55Words in s. 25(1) substituted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(a)(ii)

F56Words in s. 25(1) repealed (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 15, Sch.; S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F57Words in s. 25(1)(2) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 39(a)

F58S. 25(1A) inserted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 7(3); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F59Words substituted (N.I.) by virtue of S.I. 1973/2163, arts. 2(1), 11(5), Sch. 1

F60Words in s. 25(2) inserted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(b)(i)(ii)

F62Words in s. 25(2) substituted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(b)(iv)(v)

F63Words in s. 25(3) substituted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(c)(ii)

F64Words in s. 25(3)(b) inserted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(c)(iii)

F65S. 25(3)(b)(i) omitted (14.10.1991) by virtue of S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(c)(iv)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3Ss. 25, 26: power to amend conferred (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 101(5)(a), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

C4S. 25(2) excluded by Army Act 1955 (c. 18, SIF 7:1), Sch. 5A para 7(4), Air Force Act 1955 (c. 19, SIF 7:1), Sch 5A para 7(4) and Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53, SIF 7:1), Sch. 4A para 7(4) (Schs. 5A para. 7(3) of the said Acts of 1955 and Sch. 4A para. 7(3) of the Act 1957 substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4), Sch. 12 paras. 8, 10, 18, (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2))

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25 Transfers between England or Wales and Northern Ireland.N.I.

(1)If it appears to the Secretary of State, on the application of the [F148Ministry of Home Affairs for Northern Ireland (in this section referred to as the Ministry of Home Affairs)] or the managers of the training school to whose care a person is committed [F149by a relevant order], that his parent or guardian resides or will reside in the ’area of a local authority in England or Wales, the Secretary of State may make an order committing him to the care of that local authority; and while an order under this subsection is in force it shall have effect [F150F151. . . as if it were a supervision order imposing a [F152local authority residence requirement as mentioned in paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000]]

[F153(1A)In subsection (1) above “by a relevant order” means—

(a)by a fit person order;

(b)by virtue of a training school order; or

(c)by an order under subsection (2) below;

where the order in question is not by virtue of Schedule 8 to the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 deemed to be a care order within the meaning of that Order.]

(2)If it appears to the [F154the Secretary of State], on the application of the local authority to whose care a person is committed by a care order [F155to which paragraph 36 of Schedule 14 to the Children Act (criminal care order transitional provions) applies] other than an interim order [F155or who is to accomodate a person pursuant to a supervision order imposing a [F152local authority residence requirement as mentioned in paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000]] [F156or by an order under subsection (1) above], that his parent or guardian resides or will reside in Northern Ireland, [F154the Secretary of State] may make an order committing him to the care of the managers of a training school F157. . . and the provisions of the M21Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (except sections [F158 88(3) and 90] shall apply to an order under this subsection as if it were a training school order made on the date of the care order or, as the case may be, [F159the supervision order].

F160. . .

(3)When a person is received into the care of a local authority F161. . . or the managers of a training school in pursuance of an order under this section, the training school order, fit person order [F162, care order or supervision order] in consequence of which the order under this section was made shall cease to have effect; and the order under this section shall, unless it is discharged earlier, cease to have effect—

(a)in the case of an order under subsection (1), on the earlier of the following dates, that is to say, the date when the person to whom the order relates attains the age of nineteen or the date when, by the effluxion of time, the fit person order aforesaid would have ceased to have effect or, as the case may be, the period of his detention under the training school order aforesaid would have expired;

(b)in the case of an order under subsection (2), on the date when the care order [F163or supervision order] or aforesaid would have ceased to have effect by the effluxion of time or—

F164(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(ii)if the order has effect by virtue of subsection (2) as a training school order and the period of supervision following the detention of the person in question in pursuance of the order expires before that date, when that period expires.

(4)An order under this section shall be sufficient authority for the detention in Northern Ireland, by any constable or by a person duly authorised by a local authority F165. . . or the managers of a training school, of the person to whom the order relates until he is received into the care of the authority F165. . . or managers to whose care he is committed by the order.

(5)In this section ”training school” [F166and “training school order”] have the same meaning as in the said Act of 1968, and “fit person order” means an order under that Act committing a person to the care of a fit person.

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E4This version of this provision extends to N.I. only; a separate version has been created for E.W. only

Amendments (Textual)

F148Words in s. 25(1) substituted (N.I.) by S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1973/256, art. 3, Sch. 2

F149Words in s. 25(1) substituted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 7(2); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F150Words in s. 25(1) substituted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, art. 8(1)(a)(ii).

F151Words in s. 25(1) repealed (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 15, Sch.; S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F152Words in s. 25(1)(2) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 39(a)

F153S. 25(1A) inserted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 7(3); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F154Words substituted (N.I.) by virtue of S.I. 1973/2163, arts. 2(1), 11(5), Sch. 1

F155Words in s. 25(2) inserted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, art. 8(1)(b)(i)(ii).

F157Words in s. 25(2) omitted (14.10.1991) by virtue of S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(b)(iii)

F158Words in s. 25(2) substituted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(b)(iv)

F159Words in s. 25(2) substituted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(b)(v).

F160Words repealed (N.I.) by S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1973/256, art. 3, Sch. 2

F161Words in s. 25(3) omitted (14.10.1991) by virtue of S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(c)(i).

F162Words in s. 25(3) substituted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(c)(ii).

F163Words in s. 25(3)(b) inserted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(c)(iii)

F164S. 25(3)(b)(i) omitted (14.10.1991) by virtue of S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(c)(iv)

F165Words in s. 25(4) omitted (14.10.1991) by virtue of S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(1)(d).

F166Words in s. 25(5) substituted (N.I.) by S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1973/256, art. 3, Sch. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C10Ss. 25, 26: power to amend conferred (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 101(5)(a), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

C11S. 25(2): Certain functions transferred (N.I.) by S.I. 1973/2163, Sch. 1

C12S. 25(2) excluded by Army Act 1955 (c. 18, SIF 7:1), Sch. 5A para. 7(4), Air Force Act 1955 (c. 19, SIF 7:1) Sch. 5A para. 7(4) and Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53, SIF 7:1), Sch. 4A para. 7(4) (Schs. 5A para. 7(3) of the said Acts of 1955 and Sch. 4A of the 1957 Act substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4), Sch. 12 paras. 8. 10, 18 (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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26Transfers between England or Wales and the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State may by order designate for the purposes of this section an order of any description which—

(a)a court in the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands is authorised to make by the law for the time being in force in that country; and

(b)provides for the committal to the care of a public authority of a person who has not attained the age of eighteen; and

(c)appears to the Secretary of State to be of the same nature as a care order other than an interim order [F66 or as a supervision order imposing a [F67local authority residence requirement as mentioned in paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000]];

and in this section “relevant order” means an order of a description for the time being so designated and “the relevant authority”, in relation to a relevant order, means the authority in the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands to whose care the person to whom the order relates is, under the law of that country, committed by the order [F68and ”care order” means an order made under section 31 of the Children Act 1989.].

(2)The Secretary of State may authorise a local authority to receive into their care any person named in the authorisation who is the subject of a relevant order; and while such an authorisation is in force in respect of any person he shall, subject to the following subsection [F69 be deemed to be the subject of a care order placing the child in the care of a named local authority or, where the relevant order was made as a criminal disposal in criminal proceedings, a supervision order imposing a [F67local authority residence requirement as mentioned in paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act] with a requirement that the child be accommodated by a designated local authority].

(4)An authorisation given to a local authority under this section shall cease to have effect when—

(a)the local authority is informed by the Secretary of State that he has revoked it; or

(b)the relevant order to which the authorisation relates ceases to have effect by the effluxion of time under the law of the place where the order was made or the local authority is informed by the relevant authority that the order has been discharged under that law; or

(c)the person to whom the relevant order relates is again received into the care of the relevant authority;

and if a local authority having by virtue of this section the care of a person to whom a relevant order relates is requested by the relevant authority to make arrangements for him to be received again into the care of the relevant authority, it shall be the duty of the local authority to comply with the request.

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E2S. 26 extends to England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man only

Amendments (Textual)

F66Words in s. 26(1)(c) inserted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(2)(a).

F67Words in s. 26(1)(2) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 39(b)

F68Words in s. 26(1) inserted (14.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(2)(a).

F69Words in s. 26(2) substituted (14.10.1991) for words to the end of subsection (3) by S.I. 1991/2032, reg. 8(2)(b).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C5Ss. 25, 26: power to amend conferred (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 101(5)(a), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F70E+W

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F70Ss. 24, 27 repealed by Child Care Act 1980 (c. 5), SIF 20), s. 89, Sch. 6 (s. 27(4) expressed to be repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4), 36(3)(a)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2))

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F7128. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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F71S. 28 repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)(6)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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[F73(1)]]A child or young person arrested in pursuance of a warrant shall not be released unless. . . F74 his parent or guardian (with or without sureties) enters into a recognisance for such amount as the custody officer at the police station where he is detained considers will secure his attendance at the hearing of the charge; and the recognisance entered into in pursuance of this section may, if the custody officer thinks fit, be conditioned for the attendance of the parent or guardian at the hearing in addition to the child or young person.

[F75(2)In this section “young person” means a person who has attained the age of fourteen and is under the age of seventeen years.]

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30 Detention of young offenders in community homes.E+W

(1)The power to give directions under [F76section 92 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000] (under which young offenders convicted on indictment of certain grave crimes may be detained in accordance with directions given by the Secretary of State) shall include power to direct detention by a local authority specified in the directions in a home so specified which is a community home provided by the authority or a controlled community home for the management, equipment and maintenance of which the authority are responsible; but a person shall not be liable to be detained in the manner provided by this section after he attains the age of nineteen.

(2)It shall be duty of a local authority specified in directions given in pursuance of this section to detain the person to whom the directions relate in the home specified in the directions subject to and in accordance with such instructions relating to him as the Secretary of State may give to the authority from time to time; and the authority shall be entitled to recover from the Secretary of State any expenses reasonably incurred by them in discharging that duty.

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F76Words in s. 30(1) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 40

31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F77E+W

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32 Detention of absentees.E+W

(1)If any of the following persons, that is to say—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F78

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F79

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F80

(d)a person sent to a remand home, special reception centre or training school or committed to the care of a fit person under the M4Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 [F81(but not deemed by virtue of Schedule 8 to the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 to be the subject of a care order within the meaning of that Order)],

is absent from premises at which he is required by. . . F82 the relevant Northern Ireland authority to live, or as the case may be is absent from the home, remand home, special reception centre or training school, at a time when he is not permitted by. . . F82 the relevant Northern Ireland authority to be absent from it, he may be arrested by a constable anywhere in the United Kingdom or the Channel Islands without a warrant and shall if so arrested be conducted, at the expense of the authority. . . F82, to the premises or other place aforesaid or such other premises as the authority. . . F82 may direct.

[F83(1A)If a child or young person is absent, without the consent of the responsible person—

(a)from a place of safety to which he has been taken under [F84paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 7 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000]; or

(b)from local authority accommodation—

(i)in which he is required to live under [F85paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to that Act]; or

(ii)to which he has been remanded under [F86 paragraph 7(5) of Schedule 7 to that Act][F87; or

(iii)to which he has been remanded or committed under section 23(1) of this Act]

he may be arrested by a constable anywhere in the United Kingdom or Channel Islands without a warrant.

(1B)A person so arrested shall be conducted to—

(a)the place of safety;

(b)the local authority accommodation; or

(c)such other place as the responsible person may direct, at the responsible person’s expense.

(1C)In this section “the responsible person” means the person who made the arrangements under [F88paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 7 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000] or, as the case may be, the authority designated under][F89paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to that Act, paragraph 7(8) of Schedule 7 to that Act or section][F9023 of this Act.]

(2)If a magistrates’ court is satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person specified in the information can produce a person who is absent as mentioned in subsection (1) [F91or (1A)] of this section, the court may issue a summons directed to the person so specified and requiring him to attend and produce the absent person before the court; and a person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with any such requirement shall, without prejudice to any liability apart from this subsection, be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of an amount not exceeding [F92level 3 on the standard scale].

In the application of this subsection to Northern Ireland, “magistrates court” means a magistrates’ court within the meaning of the [F93M5Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981].

[F94(2A)Without prejudice to its powers under subsection (2) of this section, a magistrates’ court (within the meaning of that subsection) may, if it is satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person who is absent as mentioned in subsection (1) or [F95(1A)(a) or (b)(i) or (ii)] of this section is in premises specified in the information, issue a search warrant authorising a constable to search the premises for that person.

(2B)A court shall not issue a summons or search warrant under subsection (2) or (2A) of this section in any case where the person who is absent is a person to whom subsection (1A) of this section applies, unless the information referred to in the said subsection (2) or (2A) is given by the [F96responsible person].]

(3)A person who knowingly compels, persuades, incites or assists another person to become or continue to be absent as mentioned in subsection (1) [F97or (1A)] of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine of an amount not exceeding [F98level 5 on the standard scale] or both.

(4)The reference to a constable in [F99subsections (1),(1A) and (2A)] of this section includes a reference to a person who is a constable under the law of any part of the United Kingdom, to a member of the police in Jersey and to an officer of police within the meaning of section 43 of the Larceny (Guernsey) Law 1958 or any corresponding law for the time being in force, and in [F99subsection (1)]the relevant Northern Ireland authority” means in the case of a person committed to the care of a fit person, the fit person, and in the case of a person sent to a remand home, special reception centre or training school, the person in charge of that home or centre or the managers of that school.

(5)Nothing in this section authorises the arrest in Northern Ireland of, or the taking there of any proceedings in respect of, such a person as is mentioned in paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this section.

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E3This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland and Northern Ireland only

Amendments (Textual)

F81Words in s. 32(1)(d) inserted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 7(4); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F83S. 32(1A)–(1C) substituted (14.10.1991) for subsection (1A) (which was inserted by Children Act 1975 (c. 72, SIF 49:9, 10) s. 68(1)(3) ) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para. 27(1),(with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 30); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F84Words in s. 32(1A)(a) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(2)(a)

F85Words in s. 32(1A)(b)(i) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(2)(b)

F86Words in s. 32(1A)(b)(ii) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(2)(c)

F87Words in s. 32(1A)(b) substituted (E.W.) (5.9.1995) by 1995 c. 16, s. 2(2)(a); S.I. 1995/2021, art. 2

F88Words in s. 32(1C) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(3)(a)

F89Words in s. 32(1C) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(3)(b)

F95Words in s. 32(2A) substituted (E.W.) (5.9.1995) by 1995 c. 16, s. 2(2)(b); S.I. 1995/2021, art. 2

F96Words in s. 32(2B) substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para. 27(2), (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 30); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C7S. 32(3) excluded (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 51(5)–(7), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

S. 32(3) restricted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/755, art. 70(6)(7)(d); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 2(2)

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M41968 c. 34. (N.I.)

32 Detention of absentees.S+N.I.

(1)If any of the following persons, that is to say—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F167

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F168

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F169

(d)a person sent to a remand home, special reception centre or training school or committed to the care of a fit person under the M22Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 [F170(but not deemed by virtue of Schedule 8 to the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 to be the subject of a care order within the meaning of that Order)],

is absent from premises at which he is required by. . . F171 the relevant Northern Ireland authority to live, or as the case may be is absent from the home, remand home, special reception centre or training school, at a time when he is not permitted by. . . F171 the relevant Northern Ireland authority to be absent from it, he may be arrested by a constable anywhere in the United Kingdom or the Channel Islands without a warrant and shall if so arrested be conducted, at the expense of the authority. . . F171, to the premises or other place aforesaid or such other premises as the authority. . . F171 may direct.

[F172(1A)If a child or young person is absent, without the consent of the responsible person—

(a)from a place of safety to which he has been taken [F173paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 7 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000]; or

(b)from local authority accommodation—

(i)in which he is required to live under [F174paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to that Act]; or

(ii)to which he has been remanded under [F175paragraph 7(5) of Schedule 7 to that Act] ,

he may be arrested by a constable anywhere in the United Kingdom or Channel Islands without a warrant.

(1B)A person so arrested shall be conducted to—

(a)the place of safety;

(b)the local authority accommodation; or

(c)such other place as the responsible person may direct, at the responsible person’s expense.

(1C)In this section “the responsible person” means the person who made the arrangements under [F176paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 7 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000] or, as the case may be, the authority designated under [F177paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to that Act, paragraph 7(8) of Schedule 7 to that Act or section] 23 of this Act.]

(2)If a magistrates’ court is satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person specified in the information can produce a person who is absent as mentioned in subsection (1) [F178or (1A)] of this section, the court may issue a summons directed to the person so specified and requiring him to attend and produce the absent person before the court; and a person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with any such requirement shall, without prejudice to any liability apart from this subsection, be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of an amount not exceeding [F179level 3 on the standard scale].

In the application of this subsection to Northern Ireland, “magistrates court” means a magistrates’ court within the meaning of the [F180M23Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981].

[F181(2A)Without prejudice to its powers under subsection (2) of this section, a magistrates’ court (within the meaning of that subsection) may, if it is satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person who is absent as mentioned in subsection (1) or (1A) of this section is in premises specified in the information, issue a search warrant authorising a constable to search the premises for that person.

(2B)A court shall not issue a summons or search warrant under subsection (2) or (2A) of this section in any case where the person who is absent is a person to whom subsection (1A) of this section applies, unless the information referred to in the said subsection (2) or (2A) is given by the [F182responsible person].]

(3)A person who knowingly compels, persuades, incites or assists another person to become or continue to be absent as mentioned in subsection (1) [F183or (1A)] of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine of an amount not exceeding [F184level 5 on the standard scale] or both.

(4)The reference to a constable in [F185subsections (1),(1A) and (2A)] of this section includes a reference to a person who is a constable under the law of any part of the United Kingdom, to a member of the police in Jersey and to an officer of police within the meaning of section 43 of the Larceny (Guernsey) Law 1958 or any corresponding law for the time being in force, and in [F185subsection (1)]the relevant Northern Ireland authority” means in the case of a person committed to the care of a fit person, the fit person, and in the case of a person sent to a remand home, special reception centre or training school, the person in charge of that home or centre or the managers of that school.

(5)Nothing in this section authorises the arrest in Northern Ireland of, or the taking there of any proceedings in respect of, such a person as is mentioned in paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this section.

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F170Words in s. 32(1)(d) inserted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 7(4); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 3

F172S. 32(1A)–(1C) substituted (14.10.1991) for subsection (1A) (which was inserted by Children Act 1975 (c. 72, SIF 49:9, 10) s. 68(1)(3) ) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para. 27(1),(with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 30); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F173Words in s. 32(1A)(a) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(2)(a)

F174Words in s. 32(1A)(b) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(2)(b)

F175Words in s. 32(1A)(b)(ii) substituted (25.8.2000) by virtue of 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(2)(c)

F176Words in s. 32(1C) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(3)(a)

F177Words in s. 32(1C) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 41(3)(b)

F182Words in s. 32(2B) substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para. 27(2), (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 30); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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C13S. 32(3) excluded (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 51(5)–(7), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

S. 32(3) restricted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/755, art. 70(6)(7)(d); S.R. (N.I.) 1996/297, art. 2(2)

S. 32(3) restricted (S.) (12.12.1996 for certain purposes and 1.4.1997 for all remaining purposes) by 1995 c. 36, s. 38(4)(b) (with ss. 90, 103(1)); S.I. 1996/3201, arts. 3(1)(7)

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M221968 c. 34. (N.I.)

Conflict of interest between parent and child or young personE+W

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F100Ss. 32A-32C repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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F101 Ss. 32A-32C repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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F102Ss. 32A-32C repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch.15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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Transitional modifications of Part I for persons of specified agesE+W

34 Transitional modifications of Part I for persons of specified ages.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by order provide—

F104(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)that any reference to a young person in section 5(8), F105. . . 9(1), 23(1) or 29(1) of this Act shall be construed as including a child who has attained such age as may be so specified;

(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F106

(e)that [F107section 23(4) to (6)] of this Act shall have effect as if the references to a young person excluded a young person who has not attained such age as may be so specified;

(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F108

(2)In the case of a person who has not attained [F109the age of eighteen] but has attained such lower age as the Secretary of State may by order specify, no proceedings F110. . . for an offence shall be begun in any court unless the person proposing to begin the proceedings has, in addition to any notice falling to be given by him to a local authority in pursuance of section F110. . . 5(8) of this Act, given notice of the proceedings to a probation officer for the area for which the court acts; F110. . ..

(3)In the case of a person who has attained such age as the Secretary of State may by order specify, an authority shall, without prejudice to subsection (2) of section 9 of this Act, not be required by virtue of subsection (1) of that section to make investigations or provide information which it does not already possess with respect to his home surroundings if, by direction of the justices or probation and after-care committee acting for any relevant area, arrangements are in force for information with respect to his home surroundings to be furnished to the court in question by a probation officer.

(4)Except in relation to section 13(2) of this Act, references to a child in subsection (1) of this section do not include references to a person under the age of ten.

(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F111

(6)Without prejudice to the generality of section 69(4) of this Act, an order under this section may specify different ages for the purposes of different provisions of this Act specified in the order.

(7)A draft of any order proposed to be made under this section shall be laid before Parliament and, in the case of an order of which the effect is that the reference to a child in section 4 of this Act includes a child who has attained an age of more than twelve, shall not be made unless the draft has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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F107Words in s. 34(1)(e) substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para. 28(b), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F109Words in s. 34(2) substituted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 9; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 Appendix A

F110Words in s. 34(2) repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch. 15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

Part IIE+W+S Accommodation etc. for children in care, and foster children

Community homesE+W+S

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46 Discontinuance of approved schools etc. on establishment of community homes. E+W

(1)If in the case of any approved school, [F113or remand home within the meaning of the M6Criminal Justice Act 1948 or approved probation hostel [F114within the meaning of the Probation Service Act 1993]] (hereafter in this section referred to as an “approved institution”) it appears to the Secretary of State that in consequence of the establishment of community homes for a planning area the institution as such is no longer required, he may by order provide that it shall cease to be an approved institution on a date specified in the order.

(2)The provisions of Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect in relation to institutions which are, or by virtue of this section have ceased to be, approved institutions.

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F114Words in s. 46(1) substituted (5.2.1994) by 1993 c. 47, ss. 32, 33, Sch. 3 para. 3(3).

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(1)—(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F117

X2(4)Section 37 of the M7 Adoption Act 1958 (which defines “ protected child” for the purposes of Part IV of that Act) shall have effect subject to the following modifications:—

(a)in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) (which refers to arrangements for placing a child in the care of a person who is not a parent, guardian or relative of his) after the words “ relative of his” there shall be inserted the words “ but who proposes to adopt him” ;

(b)in subsection (1) (which among other matters excludes a foster child from the definition of “ a protected child”) the words “ but is not a foster child within the meaning of Part I of the Children Act 1958” shall be omitted ; and

(c)in subsection (2) (which excludes certain children from the definition of protected child, including children only temporarily in the care and possession of a person under such arrangements as are referred to in subsection (1)(a) of that section) the words from “ by reason” to “ that subsection, nor” shall be omitted.

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X2The text of s. 52(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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F120Ss. 56, 57 repealed by (E.W.) Foster Children Act 1980 (c. 6, SIF 20), Sch. 3 and (S.) Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 56, SIF 20), Sch. 3

Words "49 and the said sections" in s. 57(4) expressed to be repealed (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(3), Sch.11; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch.1 Appendix C

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Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. Miscellaneous and general

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65 Grants to voluntary organisations etc.E+W

(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F125

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F126

(3)Where an order has been made under section 46 of this Act in relation to an approved institution within the meaning of that section and no [F127part of the premises occupied by the institution forms part of a controlled or assisted community home.]

(4)No grant shall be made under subsection (3) of this section in respect of a liability relating to an institution unless it appears to the Secretary of State that, on or within a reasonable time after the date specified in the order referred to in that subsection, the premises of the institution are to be used for a purpose which is of benefit to children; and any grant made under that subsection shall be subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury determine, including conditions with respect to the repayment in whole or in part of the grant, either by the person to whom the grant was made or by some other person who, before the grant was made, consented to accept the liability.

(5)Any sums received by the Secretary of State by virtue of any such condition as is referred to in subsection (4) of this section shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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66 Increase of rate support grants.E+W

(1)The power to make an order under [F128section 4(1) of the M8Local Government Act 1974] increasing the amounts fixed by a rate support grant order for a particular year shall be exercisable, in accordance with subsection (2) of this section, in relation to any rate support grant order made before the date of the coming into operation of any provision of this Act (in this section referred to as “the relevant provision”) for a grant period ending after that date.

(2)Without prejudice to [F128subsection (6) of the said section 4] (which empowers an order under subsection (1) of that section to vary the matters prescribed by a rate support grant order), an order under subsection (1) of that section made by virtue of this section may be made for such year or years comprised in the grant period concerned as may be specified in the order and in respect of the year or each of the years so specified shall increase the amounts fixed by the relevant rate support grant order as the aggregate amounts of the rate support grants and any elements of the grants for that year to such extent and in such a manner as may appear to [F129the Secretary of State] to be appropriate, having regard to any additional expenditure incurred or likely to be incurred by local authorities in consequence of the coming into operation of the relevant provision.

(3)In this section “grant period” means the period for which a rate support grant order is made.

(4)There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament any increase in rate support grants attributable to this Act.

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F129Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1970/1681, arts. 2(1), 6(3)

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67 Administrative expenses.E+W

Any administrative expenses of the Secretary of State under this Act shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

SupplementalE+W+S+N.I.

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69 Orders and regulations etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any power conferred on the Secretary of State by this Act to make an order or regulations, except an order under section 25,. . . F131 or paragraph 23 or 24 of Schedule 4, shall be exercisable by statutory instrument; and any statutory instrument made in pursuance of this subsection, except an instrument containing only regulations under paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 3 or an order under section 1(6), 26, 46, , F131 72(2) or 73(2), or paragraph 11(2) of Schedule 3, shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(2)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (4) of section 5 or an order under section 34 of this Act shall not be subject to annulment as aforesaid, but no such regulations or order shall be included in a statutory instrument containing provisions which do not require approval in pursuance of the said subsection (4) or, as the case may be, to which subsection (7) of the said section 34 does not apply.

(3)An order made or directions given by the Secretary of State under any provision of this Act, except an order under section 7(5), may be revoked or varied by a subsequent order or subsequent directions under that provision.

(4)Any order or regulations made by the Secretary of State under this Act may—

(a)make different provision for different circumstances;

(b)provide for exemptions from any provisions of the order or regulations; and

(c)contain such incidental and supplemental provisions as the Secretary of State considers expedient for the purposes of the order or regulations.

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70 Interpretation and ancillary provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears, the following expressions have the following meanings:—

  • the M9Act of 1933” means the Children and Young Persons Act 1933;

  • the M10Act of 1963” means the Children and Young Persons Act 1963;

  • approved school order”, “guardian” and “place of safety” have the same meanings as in the Act of 1933;

  • F132. . .

  • child”, except in Part II (including Schedule 3) and sections 27, 63, 64 and 65 of this Act, means a person under the age of fourteen, and in that Part (including that Schedule) and those sections means a person under the age of eighteen and a person who has attained the age of eighteen and is the subject of a care order;

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F133

  • F132. . .

  • local authority[F134except in relation to proceedings under section 1 of this Act instituted by a local education authority, means the council of a non-metropolitan county or of a [F135county borough,] metropolitan district] or London borough or the Common Council of the City of London;

  • [F136local authority accommodation” means accommodation provided by or on behalf of a local authority (within the meaning of the Children Act 1989)]

  • petty sessions areaF137. . ., in relation to a [F138 youth court]constituted for the metropolitan area within the meaning of Part II of Schedule 2 to the Act of 1963, F137. . . means such a division of that area as is mentioned in paragraph 14 of that Schedule;

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F133

  • police officer” means a member of a police force;

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F133

  • reside” means habitually reside, and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly F139. . .;

  • [F140supervision order” has the same meaning as in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000;]

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F133

  • [F141young person” means a person who has attained the age of fourteen and is under the age of eighteen years;]

  • [F142youth offending team” means a team established under section 39 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.]

and it is hereby declared that, in the expression “care or control”, “care” includes protection and guidance and “control” includes discipline.

[F143(1A)In the case of a child or young person—

(a)whose father and mother were not married to each other at the time of his birth, and

(b)with respect to whom a residence order is in force in favour of the father,

any reference in this Act to the parent of the child or young person includes (unless the contrary intention appears) a reference to the father.

F143(1B)In subsection (1A) of this section, the reference to a child or young person whose father and mother were not married to each other at the time of his birth shall be construed in accordance with section 1 of the M11Family Law Reform Act 1987 and “residence order” has the meaning given by section 8(1) of the M12Children Act 1989.]

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)In section 99(1) of the Act of 1933 (under which the age which a court presumes or declares to be the age of a person brought before it is deemed to be his true age for the purposes of that Act) the references to that Act shall be construed as including references to this Act.

(4)Subject to the following subsection, any reference in this Act to any enactment is a reference to it as amended, and includes a reference to it as applied, by or under any other enactment including this Act.

(5)Any reference in this Act to an enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by any Act of that Parliament, whether passed before or after this Act, and to any enactment of that Parliament for the time being in force which re-enacts the said enactment with or without modifications.

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F132Definitions in s. 70(1) repealed (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(6)(7), Sch. 15, (with Sch. 14 paras. 1(1), 27(4)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F135Words in the definition of “local authority” in s. 70(1) inserted (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 19, s. 22(4), Sch. 10 para. 6 (with s. 54(7), Sch. 17 paras. 22(1), 23(2)); S.I. 1996/396, art. 3, Sch. 1

F136Definition in s. 70(1) inserted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para. 29(a), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F137S. 70(1): words in definition of “petty sessions area” repealed (27.9.1999) by 1999 c. 22, ss. 106, 108(3)(f), Sch. 15 Pt. V(1) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 paras. 7(2), 36(9))

F138Words in s. 70(1) substituted (1.10.1992) by Criminal Justice Act (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s. 100, Sch. 11, para. 40(2)(g); S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2

F139S. 70(1): Words in definition of “reside” repealed (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(4), 168(1), Sch. 12 Pt. I (with Sch. 11 paras. 1, 2)

F140S. 70(1): Definition of “supervision order” substituted (25.8.2000) for definitions of “supervision order”, “supervised person” and “supervisor” by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 42

F141Definition in s. 70(1) of “young person” substituted (1.10.1992) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), ss. 68, 101(1), Sch. 8, para. 4(2), Sch. 12, para. 22(1); S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2

F142Definition in s. 70(1) inserted (30.9.1998 for specified areas and otherwise 1.4.2000) by 1998 c. 37, s. 119, Sch. 8 para. 23; S.I. 1998/2327, art. 3(1)(b); S.I. 2000/924, art. 2(c)

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71 Application to Isles of Scilly.E+W

This Act shall have effect, in its application to the Isles of Scilly, with such modifications as the Secretary of State may by order specify.

72 Transitional provisions, minor amendments and repeals etc.E+W

(1)The transitional provisions and savings set out in Part I of Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect.

(2)The transitional provisions set out in Part II of Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect until such day as the Secretary of State may by order specify for the purposes of this subsection (being the day on and after which those provisions will in his opinion be unnecessary in consequence of the coming into force of provisions of the M13Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968) and shall be deemed to have been repealed on that day by an Act of Parliament passed after this Act.

X3(3)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 5 to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in that Schedule (which are minor amendments and amendments consequential on the provisions of this Act).

X3(4)Subject to subsection (1) of this section, the enactments mentioned in the first and second columns of Schedule 6 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F144

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X3The text of s. 72(3)(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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73 Citation, commencement and extent.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, and this Act and the Children and Young Persons Acts 1933 to 1963 may be cited together as the Children and Young Persons Acts 1933 to 1969.

(2)This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint, and different days may be appointed under this subsection for different provisions of this Act or for different provisions of this Act so far as they apply to such cases only as may be specified in the order.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of section 69(4) of this Act, an order under the preceding subsection may make such transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate in connection with the provisions brought into force by the order, including such adaptations of those provisions and of any other provisions of this Act then in force as appear to him appropriate for the purposes or in consequence of the operation of any provision of this Act before the coming into force of any other provision of this Act or of a provision of the M14Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

(4)This section and the following provisions only of this Act extend to Scotland, that is to say—

(a)sections 10(1) and (2), [F14532(1) to (1C) and (2A) to (4)], 56 and 57(1);

(b)section 72(2) and Part II of Schedule 4;

(c)paragraphs 25, 26, 33, 35, 38, 42, 43, 53, 54 and 57 to 83 of Schedule 5 and section 72(3) so far as it relates to those paragraphs;

(d)section 72(4) and Schedule 6 so far as they relate to the M15Merchant Shipping Act 1894, the M16Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1948, sections 10, 53, 55 and 59 of the Act of 1963, the M17Family Allowances Act 1965 and the M18Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

(5)This section and the following provisions only of this Act extend to Northern Ireland, that is to say—

(a)sections 25 and 32;

(b)section 72(3) and Schedule 5 so far as they relate to section 29 of the M19Criminal Justice Act 1961 and provisions of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 which extend to Northern Ireland; and

(c)section 72(4) and Schedule 6 so far as they relate to section 83 of the Act of 1933, paragraph 13 of Schedule 2 to the M20Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937, section 29 of the Criminal Justice Act 1961, sections 10(1) and (2), 53(1) and 65(5) of, and paragraphs 27, 34 and 50 of Schedule 3 to, the Act of 1963 and sections 73(2), 76(1) and (2) and 77(1)(b) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968;

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F146

(6)Section 26 of this Act and this section, and section 72(4) of this Act and Schedule 6 to this Act so far as they relate to paragraph 13 of Schedule 2 to the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 53(1) of, and paragraph 34 of Schedule 3 to, the Act of 1963, extend to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and section [F14732(1) to (1C)] and (4) of this Act and this section extend to the Channel Islands.

(7)It is hereby declared that the provisions of sections 69 and 70 of this Act extend to each of the countries aforesaid so far as is appropriate for the purposes of any other provisions of this Act extending to the country in question.

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P1Power of appointment conferred by s. 73(2) exercised: S.I. 1969/1552, 1565, 1970/1498, 1883 and 1971/588

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F145 Words in s. 73(4)(a) substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para.30(a), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

F147Words in s. 73(6) substituted (14.10.1991) by Children Act 1989 (c. 41, SIF 20), s. 108(4)(6), Sch. 12 para.30(b), (with Sch. 14 para. 1(1)); S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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M161948 c. 33(101A:1).

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