Children Act 2001



221.—(1) The Minister may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Part and any relevant international instruments to which the State is a party, for or with respect to any matter that is required or permitted by this Part to be prescribed or that is necessary or expedient to be prescribed for giving effect to this Part and, in particular, with respect to—

(a) the promotion of the educational and social development of children detained in children detention schools,

(b) the maintenance of the physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing of such children,

(c) the provision of adequate and suitable accommodation for them,

(d) the control and management of such schools and the maintenance of discipline and good order generally in them,

(e) the inspection and investigation of such schools by the Inspector,

(f) the conduct and functions of the Director and other members of the staff of such schools,

(g) visits and other communications between children detained in such schools and their families, relatives and friends.

(2) Any such regulations may apply generally to children detention schools or apply to one or more than one such school or be limited in their application by reference to specified exceptions or factors or apply differently according to different factors of a specified kind.

(3) The Minister shall cause a copy of any such regulations to be sent to each board of management, who shall comply with them.

(4) The Minister may make regulations analogous to subsections (1) to (3) relating to any place provided under section 161 and for that purpose those subsections shall apply, with the necessary modifications, in relation to any such place.




Inserted by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 26, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):


Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1)(dd), (de) inserted by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 26, not commenced as of date of revision.

F201[(dd) remission of portion of a childs period of detention in a children detention school on foot of a children detention order,

(de) without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (d), the acts (other than those referred to in section 201(1)(a)) that constitute disciplinary breaches and in particular the Minister may specify the disciplinary breaches that may result in forfeiture of remission under section 201A(1)(e),]