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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

Part 9 – Parenting orders

Parenting orders are new civil orders to deal with parents who refuse to engage in voluntary support to prevent crime or antisocial behaviour involving a relevant child or to protect the child’s welfare. Breach of an order is a criminal offence. An order will make requirements of that parent and will generally include a duty to attend counselling, guidance or other support.

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