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Remand to Local Authority Accommodation (RLAA)

A remand to local authority accommodation (RLAA) means the local authority is responsible for providing the most suitable accommodation for a child.1 This can be living at home, with a relative, in foster care or in a children’s home.

All children not granted bail are remanded to local authority accommondation (RLAA)2 unless the conditions are met to justify remanding the child to youth detention accommodation (custody).3

When a child is remanded to local authority accommodation (RLAA) a court can impose conditions, for example, to ensure that the child does not interfere with witnesses, or to ensure the child makes themselves available for the preparation of court reports.4 A court can only impose tagging or other forms of electronic monitoring if the child is 12 or over, charged with a grave crime or is charged with an imprisonable offence(s) and has a recent history of committing imprisonable offences on bail and other conditions are met.5

 

 

  1. Section 92 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012  (back)
  2. Section 91(3) and 92 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012  (back)
  3. Sections 98 & 99 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012  (back)
  4. Section 93(1) Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012  (back)
  5. Section 93(2) & 94 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012  (back)