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Name: Children Act, 2001 (No. 24 of 2001).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2001-07-08
Entry into force:
Published on: Offical Gazette, Acts, 2001-07-08, No. 24, pp. 1-146
ISN: IRL-2001-L-59604
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=59604&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Offical Gazette, Acts, 2001-07-08, No. 24, pp. 1-146
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Irish Statute Book, Ireland PDF of Act as amended to S.I. No. 112 of 2017 PDF of Act as amended to S.I. No. 112 of 2017 (consulted on 2017-05-31)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on protection, care and control of children. Part 2 provides for family welfare conferences, and Part 3 for diversion programme, the obective of which is to divert children from committing offences. Part 5 regulates criminal responsibility of children; Part 6 treatment of child suspects in Garda Siochana Stations. Parts 7-9 deal with proceedings and powers of courts in relation to child offenders, including detention and imposition of sanctions. Part 10 makes provision for Children Detention Schools, Part 11 for Special Residential Services Board, and Part 12 for protection of children. Replaces the Children Act 1908 and other acts relating to juvenile offenders, and amends the Child Care Act 1991.
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