Children (Amendment) Act, 1957

Leave of absence from certified school.

6.—(1) At any time during the period of detention of a youthful offender or child in a certified school the managers of the school may grant him leave to be absent from the school in charge of such person and for such period as the managers shall think fit or to attend a course of instruction at another school, either as a boarder or as a day pupil, but during such leave of absence he shall be deemed to be under detention and under the care of the managers who may at any time require him to return to the school.

(2) A youthful offender or child absent without permission from such person or school or refusing or failing to return to the certified school when his leave of absence has expired or when required by the managers to do so shall be deemed to have escaped from the certified school.