Children Act 2001

Notification to child.


57.—Where a child is arrested and brought to a Garda Síochána station on suspicion of having committed an offence, the member in charge of the station shall without delay inform the child or cause the child to be informed, in a manner and in language that is appropriate to the age and level of understanding of the child—

(a) of the offence in respect of which he or she has been arrested,

(b) that he or she is entitled to consult a solicitor and how this entitlement can be availed of, and

(c) that the child’s parent or guardian is being—

(i) informed that the child is in custody in the station,

(ii) given the information specified in paragraphs (a) and (b), and

(iii) requested to attend at the station without delay.