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Children Act 1989

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Selection of supervisor

9(1)A supervision order shall not designate a local authority as the supervisor unless—

(a)the authority agree; or

(b)the supervised child lives or will live within their area.

(2)A court shall not place a child under the supervision of a probation officer unless—

(a)the appropriate authority so request; and

(b)a probation officer is already exercising or has exercised, in relation to another member of the household to which the child belongs, duties imposed on probation officers—

(i)by paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the [1973 c. 62.] Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973; or

(ii)by rules under paragraph 18(1)(b) of that Schedule.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) “the appropriate authority” means the local authority appearing to the court to be the authority in whose area the supervised child lives or will live.

(4)Where a supervision order places a person under the supervision of a probation officer, the officer shall be selected in accordance with arrangements made by the probation committee for the area in question.

(5)If the selected probation officer is unable to carry out his duties, or dies, another probation officer shall be selected in the same manner.

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