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27Parenting orders: supplementalE+W

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(1)In deciding whether to make a parenting order under [F1section 26, 26A or 26B], a court must take into account (amongst other things)—

(a)any refusal by the parent to enter into a parenting contract under [F2section 25, 25A or 25B] in respect of the child or young person, or

(b)if the parent has entered into such a parenting contract, any failure by the parent to comply with the requirements specified in the contract.

(2)Before making a parenting order under [F1section 26, 26A or 26B] in the case of a child or a young person under the age of 16, a court must obtain and consider information about the child or young person’s family circumstances and the likely effect of the order on those circumstances.

(3)Subsections (3) to (7) of section 9 of the 1998 Act (supplemental provisions about parenting orders) are to apply [F3in relation to—

(a)a parenting order under section 26,

(b)a parenting order under section 26A, or

(c)a parenting order under section 26B,

as they apply ] in relation to a parenting order under section 8 of that Act.

[F4(3A)Proceedings for an offence under section 9(7) of the 1998 Act (parenting orders: breach of requirement etc.) as applied by subsection (3)(b) above may be brought by any of the following local authorities—

(a)the local authority that applied for the order, if the child or young person, or the person alleged to be in breach, resides or appears to reside in that authority's area;

(b)the local authority of the child or young person, if that child or young person does not reside or appear to reside in the area of the local authority that applied for the order;

(c)the local authority of the person alleged to be in breach, if that person does not reside or appear to reside in the area of the local authority that applied for the order.

(3B)For the purposes of subsection (3A)(b) and (c)—

(a)an individual's local authority is the local authority in whose area the individual resides or appears to reside; but

(b)if the place where an individual resides or appears to reside is within the area of a county council and within the area of a district council, a reference to that individual's local authority is to be read as a reference to either of those authorities.]

[F5(4)In carrying out their functions in relation to parenting orders—

(a)members of youth offending teams,

(b)local authorities in England,

(c)[F6private registered providers of social housing,] and

(d)responsible officers in relation to parenting orders made on the application of local authorities in England or of [F7private registered providers of social housing] ,

must have regard to any guidance which is issued by the Secretary of State from time to time for that purpose.

(4A)In carrying out their functions in relation to parenting orders—

(a)local authorities in Wales,

(b)[F8registered social landlords,] and

(c)responsible officers in relation to parenting orders made on the application of local authorities in Wales or of [F9registered social landlords] ,

must have regard to any guidance which is issued by the National Assembly for Wales from time to time for that purpose.]

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F1Words in s. 27(1)(2) substituted (1.8.2007 for E.) by Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), s. 53(1), Sch. 14 para. 55(2); S.I. 2007/1614, art. 3(d)

F2Words in s. 27(1)(a) substituted (1.8.2007 for E.) by Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), s. 53(1), Sch. 14 para. 55(3); S.I. 2007/1614, art. 3(d)

F3Words in s. 27(3) substituted (1.8.2007 for E.) by Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), s. 53(1), Sch. 14 para. 55(4); S.I. 2007/1614, art. 3(d)

F4S. 27(3A)(3B) substituted for s. 27(3A) (1.4.2009) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), ss. 125(4), 153(7); S.I. 2009/860, art. 2(1)(b)

F5S. 27(4)(4A) substituted for s. 27(4) (1.8.2007 for E.) by Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), s. 53(1), Sch. 14 para. 55(6); S.I. 2007/1614, art. 3(d)

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I1S. 27 in force at 27.2.2004 by S.I. 2003/3300, art. 3(a)(iii)

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