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The Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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5.—(1) If in the case of a person detained in a juvenile justice centre who has attained the age of 16 the Secretary of State is satisfied by the samereports as are required for the purposes of Article 53 of the [1986 NI 4.] Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 that that person is suffering from mental disorder of a nature or degree which warrants his reception into guardianship under that Order, the Secretary of State may, if he is of the opinion having regard to the public interest and to all the circumstances that it is expedient to do so, by warrant direct that that person be placed under the guardianship of a Board or HSS trust or such other person approved by a Board or HSS trust as may be specified in the direction.

(2) A direction shall not be given under this paragraph placing a person under the guardianship of a Board or HSS trust or other person unless the Secretary of State is satisfied as to the willingness of that Board, trust or person to receive that person into guardianship.

(3) A direction under this paragraph with respect to any person shall have the same effect as a guardianship order made in his case.

(4) Expressions used in this paragraph and in the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that Order.

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