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Youth justiceN.I.

Aims of youth justice systemN.I.

98  In section 53 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Aims of youth justice system) for subsection (3) substitute—

(3) But all such persons and bodies must also—

(a)have the best interests of children as a primary consideration; and

(b)have regard to the welfare of children affected by the exercise of their functions (and to the general principle that any delay in dealing with children is likely to prejudice their welfare), with a view (in particular) to furthering their personal, social and educational development..

Amendment to section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013N.I.

99—(1) Section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013 (release on licence of child convicted of serious offence) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit subsection (5).

(3) For subsection (6) substitute—

(6) Subsection (7) applies where—

(a)on commencement a person is detained in pursuance of a sentence under Article 45(2) of the 1998 Order, and

(b)that person is a person whose licence has been revoked under Article 46(2) of the 1998 Order..