(This guide in in the process of being updated. The new version will be published in 2020)
Youth Justice Legal Centre guide to section 38 PACE and an overview of the police and local authority duties to transfer children detained in police cells post charge to local authority accommodation.
The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) has published a guide to the police and local authority duties under section 38 Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 and section 21 of the Children Act 1989. The guide explains the practical steps needed to be taken to ensure children detained in police cells post charge are transfered to local authority accommodation
Read the YJLC Section 38 guide.