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Children Act 1989

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Supervision orders

35Supervision orders

(1)While a supervision order is in force it shall be the duty of the supervisor—

(a)to advise, assist and befriend the supervised child;

(b)to take such steps as are reasonably necessary to give effect to the order; and

(c)where—

(i)the order is not wholly complied with; or

(ii)the supervisor considers that the order may no longer be necessary,

to consider whether or not to apply to the court for its variation or discharge.

(2)Parts I and II of Schedule 3 make further provision with respect to supervision orders.

36Education supervision orders

(1)On the application of any local education authority, the court may make an order putting the child with respect to whom the application is made under the supervision of a designated local education authority.

(2)In this Act “an education supervision order” means an order under subsection (1).

(3)A court may only make an education supervision order if it is satisfied that the child concerned is of compulsory school age and is not being properly educated.

(4)For the purposes of this section, a child is being properly educated only if he is receiving efficient full-time education suitable to his age, ability and aptitude and any special educational needs he may have.

(5)Where a child is—

(a)the subject of a school attendance order which is in force under section 37 of the [1944 c. 31.] Education Act 1944 and which has not been complied with; or

(b)a registered pupil at a school which he is not attending regularly within the meaning of section 39 of that Act,

then, unless it is proved that he is being properly educated, it shall be assumed that he is not.

(6)An education supervision order may not be made with respect to a child who is in the care of a local authority.

(7)The local education authority designated in an education supervision order must be—

(a)the authority within whose area the child concerned is living or will live; or

(b)where—

(i)the child is a registered pupil at a school; and

(ii)the authority mentioned in paragraph (a) and the authority within whose area the school is situated agree,

the latter authority.

(8)Where a local education authority propose to make an application for an education supervision order they shall, before making the application, consult the social services committee (within the meaning of the [1970 c. 42.] Local Authority Social Services Act 1970) of the appropriate local authority.

(9)The appropriate local authority is—

(a)in the case of a child who is being provided with accommodation by, or on behalf of, a local authority, that authority; and

(b)in any other case, the local authority within whose area the child concerned lives, or will live.

(10)Part III of Schedule 3 makes further provision with respect to education supervision orders.

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