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Sentencing Act 2020

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366Parenting order where offender is under 18E+W

(1)A parenting order under this section is available to a court by or before which an offender aged under 18 is convicted of an offence.

This is subject to section 370.

(2)Subsections (3) and (4) apply where a parenting order under this section is available.

(3)If the offender is aged under 16 at the time of conviction, the court must—

(a)make a parenting order under this section in respect of a parent or guardian of the offender if it is satisfied that the order would be desirable in the interests of preventing the commission of any further offence by the offender, or

(b)state in open court that it is not so satisfied, and why not.

But this does not apply if the court makes a referral order in respect of the offender.

(4)If the offender is aged 16 or 17 at the time of conviction, the court may make a parenting order under this section in respect of a parent or guardian of the offender if it is satisfied that the order would be desirable in the interests of preventing the commission of any further offence by the offender.

(5)Subsections (6) and (7) apply where a court makes a parenting order under this section in respect of a parent or guardian of an offender.

(6)The requirements that the court may specify in the order under section 365(1)(a) are requirements that it considers desirable in the interests of preventing the commission of any further offence by the offender.

(7)If the order contains a requirement under section 365(1)(b) and the court is satisfied that—

(a)the attendance of the parent or guardian at a residential course is likely to be more effective than that person's attendance at a non-residential course in preventing the commission of any further offence by the offender, and

(b)any interference with family life which is likely to result from the parent's or guardian's attendance at a residential course is proportionate in all the circumstances,

the court may provide in the order that a counselling or guidance programme which the parent or guardian is required to attend by virtue of the requirement may be or include a residential course.

(8)Before making a parenting order under this section in respect of a parent or guardian of an offender aged under 16, the court must obtain and consider information about—

(a)the offender's family circumstances, and

(b)the likely effect of the order on those circumstances.

(9)Where a parenting order is made under this section, the person in respect of whom it is made has the same right of appeal against it as if—

(a)that person had committed the offence mentioned in subsection (1), and

(b)the order were a sentence passed on that person for the offence.

Commencement Information

I1S. 366 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

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