Children Act 2001

Voluntary aftercare.

208

208.—(1) Where a child is released from a children detention school on the completion of his or her period of detention, the child may, with his or her consent, be placed under the supervision of a probation and welfare officer if the Director of the school considers, after consultation with the F191 [ Director of the Probation and Welfare Service ], that to do so would further assist the child’s reintegration into society and help to prevent the child from committing further offences.

(2) Subject to subsection (4), where a child is placed under supervision in accordance with subsection (1), the period of supervision shall continue for as long as the child consents and the probation and welfare officer supervising the child is satisfied that continuance of the supervision is in the child’s interests.

(3) The probation and welfare officer supervising the child shall receive whatever assistance is necessary from the Director of the children detention school concerned to enable the officer to supervise the child effectively.

(4) Where a child is found guilty of an offence committed while under supervision in accordance with this section, the continuance of the supervision shall be reviewed by the F191 [ Director of the Probation and Welfare Service ].

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F191

Substituted (1.03.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 137, S.I. No. 65 of 2007.