Tag: Bail & Remand
Updated guidance on transfer from police cells to Local Authority Accommodation
Revised version of NAAN framework for transfers of children from police stations to local authority accommodation.
Unlocking Potential: A Study of the Isolation of Children in Custody in England
The Children's Commissioner has published a discussion paper on children in custody in England - Unlocking Potential: A Study of the Isolation of Children in Custody in England (October 2015, Children's Commissioner).
Transfer of children from police stations
R (on the application of BG) v The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Constabulary, Birmingham City Council  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
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.