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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 189 – Places of safety: restrictions on use of police stations

276.This section provides that a child may be kept or detained in a police station only if there is no alternative place of safety available. If kept or detained in a police station, the child must be transferred to a suitable place as soon as reasonably practicable.

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