Children Act 2001

Restriction on detention orders.

143

143.—(1) The court shall not make an order imposing a period of detention on a child unless it is satisfied that detention is the only suitable way of dealing with the child and F124 [ ] that a place in a children detention school is available for him or her.

(2) Where an order is made under subsection (1), the court making the order shall give its reasons for doing so in open court.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F124

Deleted (1.03.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 158 and sch. 4 am. no. 12, S.I. No. 65 of 2007.

F125

Inserted by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 8, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C20

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (2) amended by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 8, not commenced as of date of revision.

(2) Where an order is made under subsection (1), the court making the order shall give its reasons for doing so in open court F125 [ in language that is appropriate to the age and level of understanding of the child concerned ].