Children Act 2001

Temporary accommodation of children.

263

263.—(1) A child may be detained temporarily, but in no case for a period exceeding 24 hours, in a Garda Síochána station or in any other place, being a place designated for the purpose by the Minister, with the agreement of its owner—

F234 [ ( a ) while in transit to a court from a remand centre or children detention school, ]

( b) while a case in which the child is involved is at hearing, or

F235 [ ( c ) while awaiting removal pursuant to this Act to a remand centre or children detention school. ]

(2) The provisions of section 56 (separation of children from adults in Garda Síochána stations) shall apply to a child detained in a Garda Síochána station under subsection (1).