Children Act 2001

Reception of children in schools.

194

194.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), a children detention school shall be open at all times for the reception of children referred to it under this Part.

(2) The Minister may decide that subsection (1) shall not apply in respect of any school or any part of a school for a specified time where he or she is satisfied that, apart from those children who are eligible and suitable for placing out on supervision in the community under section 207 , there are adequate and suitable alternative places available for children during that time in other schools.

(3) Where the Minister makes a decision pursuant to subsection (2) , some or all of the children detained in the school the subject of the decision may be transferred to other schools in accordance with the provisions of this Part relating to such transfers or may be placed out on supervision in the community under section 207 , if eligible and suitable for being so placed out.