Children Act 2001


F62 [ Inadmissibility of certain evidence.

48. (1) Subject to subsection (2) , no evidence shall be admissible in any court in respect of

( a ) any acceptance by a child of responsibility for criminal or anti-social behaviour in respect of which the child has been admitted to the Programme,

( b ) that behaviour, or

( c ) the child s involvement in the Programme.

(2) Where a court is considering the sentence (if any) to be imposed in respect of an offence committed by a child after the child s admission to the Programme, the prosecution may inform it of any of the matters referred to in subsection (1) .

(3) Subsection (2) applies, with the necessary modifications, in relation to a child who has attained the age of 18 years. ]




Substituted (1.03.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 126, S.I. No. 65 of 2007.