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Part 13 SReview of compulsory supervision order

Functions of Principal Reporter and children's hearingS

137Duty to arrange children's hearingS

(1)This section applies where a compulsory supervision order is in force in relation to a child and—

(a)a review of the order is required or initiated by virtue of any of—

(i)sections 107, 108, 115 and 117 (all as modified by section 118),

(ii)sections 116, 125, 129 to 136 and 146, or

(b)the child's case is referred to the Principal Reporter under section 96(3) or 106 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4).

(2)The Principal Reporter must arrange a children's hearing to review the compulsory supervision order.

(3)If the review is initiated under section 136, the children's hearing must be arranged to take place before the expiry of the period of [F13 working days] [F17 working days] beginning with the day on which the child is transferred.

(4)The Principal Reporter must require the implementation authority to give the Principal Reporter any reports that the authority has prepared in relation to the child and any other information which the authority may wish to give to assist the children's hearing.

(5)The Principal Reporter may require the implementation authority to give the Principal Reporter a report on—

(a)the child generally,

(b)any particular matter relating to the child specified by the Principal Reporter.

(6)The implementation authority may include in a report given to the Principal Reporter under subsection (4) or (5) information given to the authority by another person.

Textual Amendments

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I1S. 137 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

138Powers of children's hearing on reviewS

(1)This section applies where a children's hearing is carrying out a review of a compulsory supervision order in relation to a child.

(2)If the children's hearing considers that it is appropriate to do so, the children's hearing may defer making a decision about the compulsory supervision order until a subsequent children's hearing under this section.

(3)Otherwise, the children's hearing may—

(a)terminate the compulsory supervision order,

(b)vary the compulsory supervision order,

(c)continue the compulsory supervision order for a period not exceeding one year.

(4)The children's hearing may vary or continue a compulsory supervision order only if the children's hearing is satisfied that it is necessary to do so for the protection, guidance, treatment or control of the child.

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(6)If the children's hearing terminates the compulsory supervision order, the children's hearing must—

(a)consider whether supervision or guidance is needed by the child, and

(b)if so, make a statement to that effect.

(7)If the children's hearing states that supervision or guidance is needed by the child, it is the duty of the relevant local authority for the child to give such supervision or guidance as the child will accept.

(8)Subsection (9) applies where—

(a)a child or relevant person in relation to the child is excused under section 73(2), 74(2) or 79 from attending the children's hearing, and

(b)the hearing defers its decision until a subsequent children's hearing.

(9)The children's hearing need not excuse the child or relevant person in relation to the child from attending the subsequent children's hearing.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I2S. 138 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

139Powers of children's hearing on deferral under section 138S

(1)This section applies where under subsection (2) of section 138 a children's hearing defers making a decision about the compulsory supervision order in relation to a child until a subsequent children's hearing under that section.

(2)The children's hearing may continue the compulsory supervision order until the subsequent children's hearing.

(3)If the children's hearing considers that the nature of the child's circumstances is such that for the protection, guidance, treatment or control of the child it is necessary as a matter of urgency that the compulsory supervision order be varied, the children's hearing may make an interim variation of the compulsory supervision order.

Commencement Information

I3S. 139 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

140Interim variation of compulsory supervision orderS

(1)In this Act, “interim variation”, in relation to a compulsory supervision order made in relation to a child, means a variation of the order having effect for the relevant period.

(2)An interim variation may vary the order so that, instead of specifying a place or places at which the child is to reside under section 83(2)(a), the order specifies that the child is to reside at any place of safety away from the place where the child predominantly resides.

(3)Section 83(5)(a) does not apply to the varied order.

(4)In subsection (1), the “relevant period” means the period beginning with the variation of the order and ending with whichever of the following first occurs—

(a)the next children's hearing arranged in relation to the child,

(b)the disposal by the sheriff of [F3an application made by virtue of section 93(2)(a) or 94(2)(a)] relating to the child,

(c)a day specified in the variation,

(d)the expiry of [F4the period of 22 days beginning with the day on which the order is varied.] [F4whichever is the longer of—

(i)the period of 44 days beginning on the day on which the order is varied, or

(ii)where the order is made by a sheriff, such other period of days beginning on that day as the sheriff may specify.]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I4S. 140 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

141Preparation of report in circumstances relating to permanence order or adoptionS

(1)This section applies where a review of a compulsory supervision order in relation to a child is required under subsection (1) of section 131 in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2)(c), (d) or (e) of that section.

(2)On determining the review under section 138(3), the children's hearing must prepare a report providing advice about the circumstances to which the review relates for—

(a)the implementation authority, and

(b)any court that requires (or may subsequently require) to come to a decision about an application of the type mentioned in section 131(2)(c) or (e).

(3)The report must be in such form as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(4)If an application of the type mentioned in section 131(2)(c) or (e) is (or has been) made, the court must have regard to the report when coming to its decision about the application.

Commencement Information

I5S. 141 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3