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Children Act 1989

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Supervision ordersOrders under section 1(3)(b) or 21(2) of the 1969 Act

25(1)This paragraph applies to any supervision order—

(a)made—

(i)under section 1(3)(b) of the Children [1969 c. 54.] and Young Persons Act 1969; or

(ii)under section 21(2) of that Act on the discharge of a care order made under section 1(3)(c) of that Act; and

(b)in force immediately before the commencement of Part IV.

(2)On and after the commencement of Part IV, the order shall be deemed to be a supervision order made under section 31 and—

(a)any requirement of the order that the child reside with a named individual shall continue to have effect while the order remains in force, unless the court otherwise directs;

(b)any other requirement imposed by the court, or directions given by the supervisor, shall be deemed to have been imposed or given under the appropriate provisions of Schedule 3.

(3)Where, immediately before the commencement of Part IV, the order had been in force for a period of more than six months, it shall cease to have effect at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day on which Part IV comes into force unless—

(a)the court directs that it shall cease to have effect at the end of a different period (which shall not exceed three years);

(b)it ceases to have effect earlier in accordance with section 91; or

(c)it would have ceased to have had effect earlier had this Act not been passed.

(4)Where sub-paragraph (3) applies, paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 shall not apply.

(5)Where, immediately before the commencement of Part IV, the order had been in force for less than six months it shall cease to have effect in accordance with section 91 and paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 unless—

(a)the court directs that it shall cease to have effect at the end of a different period (which shall not exceed three years); or

(b)it would have ceased to have had effect earlier had this Act not been passed.

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