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Children Act 1989

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The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

52In section 37(14) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (duties of custody officer before charge) after the words “Children and Young Persons Act 1969” there shall be inserted “or in Part IV of the Children Act 1989”.

53(1)In section 38 of that Act (duties of custody officer after charge), in subsection (6) for the words from “make arrangements” to the end there shall be substituted “secure that the arrested juvenile is moved to local authority accommodation”.

(2)After that subsection there shall be inserted—

(6A)In this section “local authority accommodation” means accommodation provided by or on behalf of a local authority (within the meaning of the Children Act 1989).

(6B)Where an arrested juvenile is moved to local authority accommodation under subsection (6) above, it shall be lawful for any person acting on behalf of the authority to detain him..

(3)In subsection (8) of that section for the words “Children and Young Persons Act 1969” there shall be substituted “Children Act 1989”.

54In section 39(4) of that Act (responsibilities in relation to persons detained) for the words “transferred to the care of a local authority in pursuance of arrangements made” there shall be substituted “moved to local authority accommodation”.

55In Schedule 2 to that Act (preserved powers of arrest) in the entry relating to the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 for the words “Sections 28(2) and” there shall be substituted “Section”.

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