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Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016

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(1)A sexual harm prevention order is an order prohibiting the person against whom it is made from doing, or requiring the person to do, a thing or things described in the order.

(2)A prohibition or requirement contained in a sexual harm prevention order applies throughout the United Kingdom (unless expressly confined to particular localities).

(3)A prohibition or requirement contained in a sexual harm prevention order has effect for a fixed period, specified in the order, of not less than 5 years.

(4)Different periods may be provided for different prohibitions or requirements.

(5)Subsection (3) is subject, in the case of a prohibition on foreign travel, to subsection (1) of section 17.

(6)The prohibitions and requirements which may be imposed in a sexual harm prevention order are those necessary for the purpose of—

(a)protecting the public, or any particular members of the public, from sexual harm from the person against whom the order is made, or

(b)protecting children or vulnerable adults generally, or any particular children or vulnerable adults, from sexual harm from the person against whom the order is made outside the United Kingdom.

(7)Where a court makes a sexual harm prevention order in relation to a person already subject to such an order (whether made by that court or another), the earlier order ceases to have effect.

(8)A sexual harm prevention order ceases to have effect, if it has not already done so, when all of the prohibitions or requirements contained in it have ceased to have effect.

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