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Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 - part 4 – Police Investigatory and Other Powers: statutory guidance on the use of a place of safety

This statutory guidance contains information for the Police Service of Scotland and local authorities in relation to the use of the the power conferred by the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 to take a child under the age of 12 to a place of safety.

Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 - part 4 – Police Investigatory and Other Powers: statutory guidance on the use of a place of safety
4. List of Places of Safety

4. List of Places of Safety

4.1 Section 29 of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 requires the Scottish Ministers to compile, maintain and publish a list of places of safety across Scotland which may be used by a Police Constable where a child under the age of 12 meets the relevant criteria.

4.2 Links to the published list will be circulated separately.

4.3 Where a place of safety is required, Police Scotland should contact the local social work team who will determine availability at that point.


Contact

Email: youth.justice@gov.scot