Children Act 2001

Default in payment of fine, costs or compensation.


110.—(1) Where a court orders a child to pay a fine, costs or compensation and the child is in default—

(a) the court shall not order that the child be detained in any case where, if the child were a person of full age and capacity, he or she would be liable to be committed to prison, and

(b) in lieu of such an order, the court may make one or more than one of the following orders:

(i) in the case of a fine, an order reducing its amount,

(ii) an order allowing time, or further time, for payment of the fine, costs or compensation,

(iii) an order imposing a community sanction appropriate to the age of the child.

(2) An order under subsection (1)(b) shall be deemed for the purposes of this or any other Act to be an order made on a finding of guilt.