(1) In making a determination under this Act in relation to a child, a court must take into account (in addition to any other requirements of this Act)—
(a) the need to consider all other options before remanding the child in custody; and
(b) the need to strengthen and preserve the relationship between the child and the child's family, guardians or carers; and
(c) the desirability of allowing the living arrangements of the child to continue without interruption or disturbance; and
(d) the desirability of allowing the education, training or employment of the child to continue without interruption or disturbance; and
(e) the need to minimise the stigma to the child resulting from being remanded in custody; and
(f) the likely sentence should the child be found guilty of the offence charged; and
(g) the need to ensure that the conditions of bail are no more onerous than are necessary and do not constitute unfair management of the child.
(2) In making a determination under this Act in relation to a child, a court may take into account any recommendation or information contained in a report provided by a bail support service.
(3) Bail must not be refused to a child on the sole ground that the child does not have any, or any adequate, accommodation.
S. 3C inserted by No. 43/2017 s. 37.