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Police Stations

Legislation

Section 38(4)(a) Crime and Disorder Act 1998 – provision of appropriate adults

Section 37(15) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 – definition of ‘arrested juvenile’ [Note: this has been amended by Section 42  Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 to include any person under the age of 18, see our legal update here].

Paragraph 1E, Code C, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 – legal privilege

Section 38(6) of the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) Act 1984 – transfer to local authority accommodation [Note: the duty to transfer children to local authority accommodation has been amended to include any person under the age of 18, see our legal update here].

 

Case law

R (HC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 982 (Admin) (paragraph 47) – treatment of 17 year-olds at police stations [Note: since this case the definition of ‘arrested juvenile’ has been amended to include 17 year-olds]

 

Guidance

Detention and custody: Children and young personCollege of Policing, July 2015

National Strategy for the Policing of Children and Young People, National Police Chiefs’ Council, published August 2015

Home Office Counting Rules For Recorded Crime, April 2015

Transfer of Children from Police Custody to Local Authority Accommodation, Letter from Home Secretary to Local Authorities, February 2015

National Appropriate Adult Network: Guidance for appropriate adults

Post-charge framework for transfers of children to local authority acommodation (flowchart), NAAN, 2015

Reports

Organisations