Children and Young Persons Act
Children and Young Persons
(Advisory Board) Regulations
(Advisory Board) Regulations
G.N. No. S 65/1993
REVISED EDITION 1994
(21st March 1993)
[21st March 1993]
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Children and Young Persons (Advisory Board) Regulations.
2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“resident” means any child or young person for the time being detained under the Act in a school or home;
“superintendent” means the superintendent in charge of and having the management and control of any school or home and includes any person appointed by the Director to exercise the duties of the superintendent in his absence.
—(1) Every advisory board shall consist of —
a Vice-Chairman; and
such number of other members as the Minister may think fit to appoint.
(2) At least one of the members of every advisory board shall be a nominee of the Director.
(3) The Minister may at any time revoke the appointment of any member of an advisory board.
—(1) The Vice-Chairman of an advisory board shall be elected by the advisory board from amongst its members.
(2) In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman of an advisory board shall preside at all meetings of the advisory board and shall have and may exercise all the powers and functions of the Chairman.
6. The Director shall appoint a Secretary to each advisory board, except that the person appointed shall not —
be a member of the advisory board; or
vote at any proceedings of the advisory board.
—(1) Each member of an advisory board shall hold office for a period of not more than two years from the date of his appointment and shall be eligible for re-appointment on completion of that period unless —
he resigns during his term of office; or
his appointment is revoked by the Minister under regulation 3(3).
(2) Any member of an advisory board may resign from his appointment at any time by giving notice in writing to the Minister.
(3) If a member of an advisory board dies, resigns, has his appointment revoked by the Minister under regulation 3(3) or otherwise vacates his office before the expiry of the term for which he has been appointed, the Minister may appoint any other person to fill the vacancy for so long as the member in whose place that person is appointed would have held office.
(4) An advisory board shall not be precluded from holding a meeting or acting in any matter merely by reason of any vacancy in its membership.
—(1) An advisory board shall meet as often as may be required, but in any case, it shall meet at least once in every two months.
(2) The quorum at every meeting of an advisory board shall be half of the total number of members of the advisory board.
(3) No business of an advisory board shall be transacted at any meeting thereof unless a quorum is present.
(4) Every question coming before or arising at any meeting of an advisory board shall be decided by a majority of members present and voting thereon at the meeting and, in the case of an equality of votes, the Chairman or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman shall have a casting vote.
9. The superintendent and the members of the staff of a school or home shall attend any meeting held by the advisory board appointed in respect of the school or home if required by the advisory board to do so.
—(1) Every advisory board shall, as often as is practicable, review the case of every resident of each school or home in respect of which it is appointed, and advise the Director as to the suitability of any resident to be released on licence under section 73(2) or (5) of the Act.
(2) The superintendent of every school or home shall submit to the advisory board appointed in respect thereof, such number of copies of any record, report or other document as may be required by the advisory board for the discharge of its duties under the Act or these Regulations.
11. No member of an advisory board shall visit or interview the parent, guardian, sibling or any other member of the family of any resident of any school or home in respect of which the advisory board is appointed without the prior approval of the advisory board.
12. The superintendent of a school or home shall use his best endeavours to assist any member of the advisory board appointed in respect of the school or home in the exercise of his powers and the discharge of his functions under the Act or these Regulations.
13. The manager and any member of the staff of a school or home who —
refuses or fails without reasonable cause to allow any member of the advisory board appointed in respect of the school or home access to any record, report or other document relating to any resident of the school or home;
refuses or fails without reasonable cause to give any information regarding any resident of the school or home as and when required by the member of the advisory board; or
otherwise hinders or obstructs the member of the advisory board in the performance of his duties or the exercise of his powers,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.