Children’s Act 2014

22 Application to Crown


A Crown organisation (as defined in the Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002) may be prosecuted for an offence against this Part only if—


the offence is alleged to have been committed by the Crown organisation; and


the proceedings are commenced—


against the Crown organisation in its own name and the proceedings do not cite the Crown as defendant; and


However, section 8(4) of the Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002 (which provides that a court may not sentence a Crown organisation to pay a fine in respect of certain offences) does not apply in respect of offences under this Part, and the reference in section 12 of that Act to reparation, compensation, or costs must be taken to include a reference to any fine imposed as a consequence of a prosecution for an offence under this Part.