Publication - Advice and guidance

Custody of convicted children and young people: practice guidance

Published: 26 Apr 2018
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Law and order

The procedures to be followed regarding children sentenced under section 205(2) or section 208 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

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Custody of convicted children and young people: practice guidance
Scottish Government Policy

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Scottish Government Policy

10. In exercising Scottish Ministers' discretion as to the placement of those sentenced under sections 205(2) and 208 of the 1995 Act, where practicable and appropriate, children will normally be placed in secure accommodation as near to their home as possible. To help identify the most suitable placement, Scottish Ministers invite the co-operation of partners in identifying children who may be facing criminal charges that could result in their disposal under sections 205(2) or 208. The following details should be provided at the earliest opportunity and should include:

  • the child's name,
  • gender,
  • date of birth,
  • address,
  • offence,
  • if under a compulsory supervision order,
  • any known court dates, and
  • social work contact details.

11. The Children and Young Person's ( CYP) Placement Manager acts on behalf of Scottish Ministers in the application of these arrangements. Any queries should be directed to:

Mary Amos
CYP Placement Manager
Care, Protection & Justice Division
Area 2-A (South)
Victoria Quay

Tel: 0131 244 0996


Out of Hours contact: 07554 332310