(1)A sexual offences prevention order—
(a)prohibits the defendant from doing anything described in the order, and
(b)has effect for a fixed period (not less than 5 years) specified in the order or until further order.
(2)The only prohibitions that may be included in the order are those necessary for the purpose of protecting the public or any particular members of the public from serious sexual harm from the defendant.
(a)an order is made in respect of a defendant who was a relevant offender immediately before the making of the order, and
(b)the defendant would (apart from this subsection) cease to be subject to the notification requirements of this Part while the order (as renewed from time to time) has effect,
the defendant remains subject to the notification requirements.
(4)Where an order is made in respect of a defendant who was not a relevant offender immediately before the making of the order—
(a)the order causes the defendant to become subject to the notification requirements of this Part from the making of the order until the order (as renewed from time to time) ceases to have effect, and
(b)this Part applies to the defendant, subject to the modification set out in subsection (5).
(5)The “relevant date” is the date of service of the order.
(6)Where a court makes a sexual offences prevention order in relation to a person already subject to such an order (whether made by that court or another), the earlier order ceases to have effect.
(7)Section 106(3) applies for the purposes of this section and section 108.