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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

Parenting orders: responsible officer: Section 73

50.Section 8 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 provided for the parenting order as a new means of reinforcing parents’ responsibility for their children’s behaviour and providing parents with structured help and support to cope with this. Following pilots which ran from September 1998 to March 2000 the order was implemented across England and Wales on 1 June 2000. Section 73 extends the range of persons able to serve as responsible officer under a parenting order, that is the person responsible for overseeing the delivery of, and compliance with, the order.

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