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PART 1E+WActivity requirement

Activity requirement: types of requirementE+W

1(1)In this Code “activity requirement”, in relation to a youth rehabilitation order, is a requirement consisting of one or more of the following—E+W

(a)a specified place obligation (see paragraph 3),

(b)a specified activities obligation (see paragraph 4),

(c)a specified residential exercise obligation (see paragraph 5),

(d)an obligation under paragraph 6 to engage in activities as instructed by the responsible officer.

(2)A youth rehabilitation order that imposes an activity requirement may specify—

(a)obligations of more than one of those kinds, or

(b)more than one obligation of any of those kinds.

(3)The aggregate number of days specified in a youth rehabilitation order under paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6 must not exceed 90 unless the activity requirement is an extended activity requirement (see paragraph 2).

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 6 para. 1 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Extended activity requirementE+W

2(1)An extended activity requirement is an activity requirement for which the aggregate number of days specified in the youth rehabilitation order under paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6 is greater than 90.E+W

(2)Where a youth rehabilitation order imposes an extended activity requirement, the aggregate number of days specified in the order under those paragraphs must not exceed 180.

(3)For restrictions on making a youth rehabilitation order with intensive supervision and surveillance (and, accordingly, on imposing an extended activity requirement), see section 180 (as well as sections 175 and 178 (requirements and availability relating to youth rehabilitation orders with intensive supervision and surveillance)).

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 6 para. 2 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Activity requirement: specified place obligationE+W

3(1)For each specified place obligation that it imposes, a youth rehabilitation order must specify—E+W

(a)a number of days,

(b)a place or places, and

(c)for each place specified, the description of person to whom the offender is required to present himself or herself.

(2)The obligation requires the offender, in accordance with instructions of the responsible officer, on the specified number of days—

(a)to present himself or herself at a specified place to a person of the specified description, and

(b)while there, to participate in activities and comply with instructions given by, or under the authority of, the person in charge of the place.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 6 para. 3 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Activity requirement: specified activities obligationE+W

4(1)For each specified activities obligation that it imposes, a youth rehabilitation order must specify—E+W

(a)a number of days, and

(b)an activity or activities.

(2)The obligation requires the offender, in accordance with instructions of the responsible officer, on the specified number of days—

(a)to participate in a specified activity, and

(b)to comply with instructions given by, or under the authority of, the person in charge of the activity.

(3)An activity specified under this paragraph may be one whose purpose is reparation, such as an activity involving contact between an offender and persons affected by the offending concerned.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 6 para. 4 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Activity requirement: specified residential exercise obligationE+W

5(1)For each specified residential exercise obligation that it imposes, a youth rehabilitation order must specify—E+W

(a)a number of days, and

(b)a place or activity.

(2)The obligation requires the offender, in accordance with the instructions of the responsible officer—

(a)if a place is specified under sub-paragraph (1)(b)—

(i)to present himself or herself at that place to a person of a description specified in the instructions,

(ii)to reside there for a period consisting of the specified number of days, and

(iii)during that period, to comply with instructions given by, or under the authority of, the person in charge of that place;

(b)if an activity is specified under sub-paragraph (1)(b)—

(i)to participate in that activity for a period consisting of the specified number of days, and

(ii)during that period, to comply with instructions given by or under the authority of, the person in charge of the activity.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 6 para. 5 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Activity requirement: obligation to engage in activities as instructed by responsible officerE+W

6(1)A youth rehabilitation order that imposes an obligation under this paragraph—E+W

(a)must specify a number of days, and

(b)may permit the responsible officer to give instructions in accordance with this paragraph requiring the offender to participate in a residential exercise.

(2)The obligation requires the offender to engage in activities in accordance with instructions of the responsible officer on that number of days.

(3)For each of those days, instructions of the responsible officer must require the offender—

(a)to present himself or herself to a person or persons of a description specified in the instructions at a place so specified, or

(b)to participate in an activity specified in the instructions.

(4)On each of those days, or while participating in any such activity, the offender is required to comply with instructions given by, or under the authority of, the person in charge of the place or the activity.

(5)An activity specified in instructions under this paragraph may be one whose purpose is reparation, such as an activity involving contact between an offender and persons affected by the offending concerned.

(6)Sub-paragraphs (7) to (9) apply where under sub-paragraph (1)(b) the youth rehabilitation order permits the responsible officer to give instructions requiring the offender to participate in a residential exercise.

(7)Instructions given by the responsible officer may require the offender to participate in a residential exercise for the period specified in the instructions, and for that purpose—

(a)to present himself or herself to a person of a description specified in the instructions at a place so specified at the beginning of that period and to reside there for that period, or

(b)to participate for that period in an activity specified in the instructions.

(8)But instructions requiring the offender to participate in a residential exercise—

(a)may not require the offender to participate in such an exercise for a period of more than 7 days;

(b)may not be given except with the consent of a parent or guardian of the offender.

(9)Where the responsible officer gives instructions requiring the offender to participate in a residential exercise, the offender is required to comply with instructions given by, or under the authority of, the person in charge of the place or activity specified in the responsible officer's instructions.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 6 para. 6 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Activity requirement: general provisionsE+W

7E+WInstructions given by, or under the authority of, a person in charge of any place under any of the following provisions—

(a)paragraph 3(2)(b) (specified place obligation),

(b)paragraph 5(2)(a)(iii) (residential exercise obligation),

(c)paragraph 6(4) (obligation at place specified by responsible officer), or

(d)paragraph 6(9) (residential exercise at place specified by responsible officer),

may require the offender to engage in activities otherwise than at that place.

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 6 para. 7 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Restrictions on imposing an activity requirementE+W

8E+WA court may not include an activity requirement in a youth rehabilitation order unless—

(a)the court has consulted—

(i)a member of a youth offending team, or

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

and is satisfied that it is feasible to secure compliance with the requirement,

(b)the court is satisfied that provision can be made for the offender to participate in the activities that it proposes to specify in the order under the arrangements for persons to participate in such activities which exist in the local justice area in which the offender resides or is to reside, and

(c)if compliance with the requirement would require the co-operation of a person other than the offender and the responsible officer, that other person consents to its inclusion.

Commencement Information

I8Sch. 6 para. 8 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

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