Children (Amendment) Act 2015

Unauthorised provision of mobile telecommunications device

25. The Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 218:

“Unauthorised provision of mobile telecommunications device

218A. (1) A person who, without lawful authority, supplies or attempts to supply a mobile telecommunications device to a child who is—

(a) detained in a children detention school,

(b) remanded to a remand centre, or

(c) a child to whom paragraph (a) or (b) applies but who is for the time being in lawful custody outside the children detention school or the remand centre, as the case may be,

commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class D fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

(2) In this section ‘mobile telecommunications device’ includes a component of such a device.”.