Legal Updates archives for February 2015

Transfer of children from police stations

February 12, 2015

R (on the application of BG) v The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Constabulary, Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 4374 (Admin)

Permission was refused in this application for judicial review relating to the issue of whether the police and local authority were in breach of section 38(1) PACE 1984, section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by failing to transfer BG to secure accommodation whilst detained in police custody.

Detention of children at the police station

February 9, 2015

The Home Office and the Department of Education have today published a letter signed by the ministers and sent to all Local Authorities in England reminding them of the duty to transfer children from the police station to local authority accommodation as required under section 38(6) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and section 21(2)(b) Children Act 1989.

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

February 5, 2015

An instrument which enshrines certain political, social, and economic rights for European Union (EU) citizens and residents into EU law.

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