26E No preventative detention order in relation to person
under 16 years of age
(1) A preventative detention order cannot be applied for, or made, in
relation to a person who is under 16 years of age.
(a) a person is being detained under a preventative detention order
(or a purported such order), and
(b) the police officer who is detaining the person is satisfied on
reasonable grounds that the person is under 16 years of
the police officer must release the person, as soon as practicable, from
detention under the order.
(3) The person is to be released into the care of a parent or other