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Police and Justice Act 2006

Section 24: Parenting orders: local authorities and registered social landlords

238.This section inserts in Part 3 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 two new sections (26A and 26B), so as to enable a local authority or a registered social landlord to apply to a magistrates’ court for a parenting order against a parent in respect of anti-social behaviour by his or her children, and a new section (26C) so as to enable a local authority or a RSL to apply for such an order as an adjunct to certain proceedings in the county court. These provisions supplement the powers of magistrates’ courts to make parenting orders in cases of exclusion from school or truancy and in respect of criminal conduct or anti-social behaviour contained in sections 8 to 10 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Part 3 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.

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