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.