Search Legislation

Sentencing Act 2020

Changes over time for: PART 3

 Help about opening options

Changes to legislation:

Sentencing Act 2020, PART 3 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 27 September 2022. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.

View outstanding changes

Changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act associated Parts and Chapters:

Whole provisions yet to be inserted into this Act (including any effects on those provisions):

PART 3E+WAmendment of order

Application of PartE+W

21E+WThis Part of this Schedule applies during the supervision period of a suspended sentence order that imposes one or more community requirements.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 16 para. 21 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Cancellation of community requirements of suspended sentence orderE+W

22(1)This paragraph applies where an application is made to the appropriate court by—E+W

(a)the offender, or

(b)an officer of a provider of probation services,

for the community requirements of the suspended sentence order to be cancelled.

(2)If it appears to the court to be in the interests of justice to do so, having regard to circumstances which have arisen since the order was made, the court may cancel the community requirements of the suspended sentence order.

(3)The circumstances in which community requirements of the order may be cancelled under sub-paragraph (2) include the offender's—

(a)making good progress, or

(b)responding satisfactorily to supervision.

(4)No application may be made under this paragraph while an appeal against the suspended sentence is pending.

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 16 para. 22 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Amendment because of change of residenceE+W

23(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W

(a)the offender is given permission under section 302 to change residence, and

(b)the local justice area in which the new residence is situated (“the new local justice area”) is different from the offender's home local justice area.

(2)If the permission is given by a court, the court must amend the suspended sentence order to specify the new local justice area as the offender's home local justice area.

[F1(3)If the permission is given by the responsible officer—

(a)the officer must give notice to the appropriate court of the permission, and

(b)the court must amend the order as set out in sub-paragraph (2).]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 16 para. 23 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

24(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W

(a)a court amends the suspended sentence order,

(b)the order as amended includes a residence requirement requiring the offender to reside at a specified place, and

(c)the local justice area in which that place is situated (“the new local justice area”) is different from the offender's home local justice area.

(2)The court must amend the order to specify the new local justice area.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 16 para. 24 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

[F2Amendment because of variation of curfew requirement by responsible officerE+W

Textual Amendments

24A(1)This paragraph applies where at any time the responsible officer gives—E+W

(a)a copy of a variation notice in relation to a suspended sentence order, and

(b)evidence of the offender’s consent to the notice,

to the appropriate court under paragraph 10A of Schedule 9.

(2)The appropriate court must amend the order to reflect the effect of the variation notice.]

Amendment of community requirements of suspended sentence orderE+W

25(1)The appropriate court may, on the application of the offender or an officer of a provider of probation services, amend any community requirement of the suspended sentence order—E+W

(a)by cancelling the requirement, or

(b)by replacing it with a requirement of the same kind, which the court could include if the offender had just been convicted by or before it of the offence in respect of which the order was made and it were then making the order.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)a requirement falling within any entry in the table in section 287 is of the same kind as any other requirement falling within that entry, and

(b)an electronic compliance monitoring requirement is a requirement of the same kind as any requirement within that table to which it relates.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1)(b) is subject to any provision that applies to the court in making a suspended sentence order as if the court were making the order.

(4)No application may be made under this paragraph while an appeal against the suspended sentence is pending, other than an application which—

(a)relates to a treatment requirement, and

(b)is made by an officer of a provider of probation services with the offender's consent.

(5)Before exercising its powers under this paragraph, the court must summon the offender to appear before the court, unless—

(a)the application was made by the offender, or

(b)the order would cancel a community requirement of the suspended sentence order.

(6)If the offender fails to appear in answer to a summons under sub-paragraph (5) the court may issue a warrant for the offender's arrest.

(7)If the offender fails to express willingness to comply with a treatment requirement as proposed to be amended under this paragraph, the court may—

(a)revoke—

(i)the suspended sentence order, and

(ii)the suspended sentence to which it relates, and

(b)re-sentence the offender for the offence in respect of which the suspended sentence was imposed.

(8)In dealing with the offender under sub-paragraph (7)(b), the court must take into account the extent to which the offender has complied with the requirements of the order.

(9)In this paragraph “treatment requirement” means—

(a)a mental health treatment requirement,

(b)a drug rehabilitation requirement, or

(c)an alcohol treatment requirement.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 16 para. 25 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Amendment of treatment requirement on report of practitionerE+W

26(1)This paragraph applies where the suspended sentence order contains a treatment requirement under which the offender is being treated and the treatment practitioner—E+W

(a)is of the opinion that—

(i)the treatment of the offender should be continued beyond the period specified in that behalf in the order,

(ii)the offender needs different treatment,

(iii)the offender is not susceptible to treatment, or

(iv)the offender does not require further treatment, or

(b)is for any reason unwilling to continue to treat or direct the treatment of the offender.

(2)The treatment practitioner must make a report in writing to that effect to the responsible officer.

(3)The responsible officer must cause an application to be made under paragraph 25 to the appropriate court for the requirement to be replaced or cancelled.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)treatment requirement” means—

(i)a mental health treatment requirement,

(ii)a drug rehabilitation requirement, or

(iii)an alcohol treatment requirement;

(b)the treatment practitioner is—

(i)the person specified in the order as the person by whom, or under whose direction, the offender is being treated in pursuance of the requirement, or

(ii)in the case of a mental health treatment requirement, if no such person is specified, the person by whom, or under whose direction, the offender is being treated in pursuance of the requirement.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 16 para. 26 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Extension of unpaid work requirementE+W

27(1)This paragraph applies where the suspended sentence order imposes an unpaid work requirement.E+W

(2)The appropriate court may, in relation to the order, extend the period of 12 months specified in paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 9.

(3)The power in sub-paragraph (2) is exercisable only where—

(a)an application is made by—

(i)the offender, or

(ii)an officer of a provider of probation services, and

(b)it appears to the appropriate court that it would be in the interests of justice to exercise it in the way proposed having regard to circumstances which have arisen since the order was made.

(4)No application may be made under this paragraph while an appeal against the suspended sentence is pending.

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 16 para. 27 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act without Schedules

The Whole Act without Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources