Commentary on Sections

Section 188 – Interpretation of sections 185 to 187

487.Section 188 is an interpretation section which defines relevant terms used in sections 185 to 187.

488.Subsection (2) provides that if a person is temporarily absent from prison, youth detention accommodation, approved premises or other premises they are deemed to be detained or subject to a residence requirement for this period of time. This means, for example, that if a person is temporarily away from their place of detention in order to receive treatment at a hospital in another local authority area, the local authority which is responsible for the provision of their care and support will not be affected.