Children Act 2001

Temporary leave.

205

205.—(1) The Director of each children detention school shall formulate a temporary leave programme for every child detained in the school for whom temporary leave is appropriate and ensure that every such programme is in accordance with the rules of the school’s board of management in that regard.

(2) No temporary leave programme shall provide for temporary leave in the first one month of any child’s period of detention.

F184 [ (3) The Minister may suspend, for a specified period

(a) the temporary leave programme of a child, or

(b) the temporary leave programmes of the children in a children detention school,

whether or not such programmes have been altered by the Director under subsection (4) , where the Minister is satisfied that temporary leave would not be in the best interests of the child, the children detention school or society generally.

(4) The Director may alter the temporary leave programme of a child where he or she is satisfied that to do so would be in the best interests of the child, the children detention school or society generally. ]

(5) The one-month period referred to in subsection (2) need not necessarily have been served in one children detention school.

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F184

Substituted (1.12.2015) by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 20(1), S.I. No. 539 of 2015, subject to transitional provision in subs. (2).