The Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987 (57/1987) was 'An Act with respect to the detention of children and other young persons who are on remand or who have been found guilty of criminal offences'. This Act updated the law around how and when young people could be detained, remanded, and imprisoned.' This Act came as part of a block of legislation, with the Community Welfare Act 1987, the Child (Care and Protection) Act, and a number of other smaller pieces of legislation. It was amended in 1988. In 2014 this legislation was current.
Prepared by: Liam Hogan and Naomi Parry
Created: 17 March 2014, Last modified: 9 February 2018