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The Reparation Order Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Functions of responsible officers

2.—(1) In preparing for and supervising the reparation required by a reparation order, the responsible officer shall –

(a)take all reasonable steps to ensure that a child who is subject to a reparation order understands the effect of the order and of the requirements imposed by it;

(b)take all reasonable steps to ensure that the child understands the consequences which may follow under Schedule 1A to the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(1) if he fails to comply with the requirements of the order, and that a court has power under that Schedule to review the order on the application either of the child or of the responsible officer;

(c)give the child instructions as to when and where to attend to make reparation;

(d)give the child instructions from time to time as to the manner in which reparation should be made and as to the cessation or suspension of any particular activity where that is in the interests of the child or those of the victim of the offence or of any person otherwise affected by the offence;

(e)meet with the child regularly to discuss progress with the order and to monitor compliance with its requirements;

(f)give the child instructions as to how to keep in touch with him;

(g)keep in touch with the child’s parent or guardian;

(h)ensure detailed records are kept of the number of hours spent by the child in making reparation and that those records may be accessed by the child and his parent or guardian;

(i)keep in touch with any person running any reparation programme in which the child is to take part and review with him the child’s progress;

(j)bring any proceedings for dealing with the child for breach of a reparation order or for its revocation, amendment or extension; and

(k)maintain records in relation to the making of reparation by children subject to reparation orders.

(2) In this rule a “reparation programme” means a programme of activities agreed as part of a reparation order.

(1)

Schedule 1A was inserted by section 62 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26)

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