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Supervision Order

Since 30th November 2009, this order was no longer available in criminal proceedings and has been replaced by the Youth Rehabilitation Order.

Supervision Orders can be made within Care Proceedings, if the threshold criteria are met. The Supervision Order places the child under the supervision of the local authority. It does not give Parental Responsibility to the local authority. The supervisor's duty is to advise, assist and befriend the child and the Court may attach certain requirements to the Order for the child (and the parents) to comply with. A Supervision Order lasts for a maximum of one year and may be extended up to a maximum of 3 years but cannot be extended beyond the child's 18th birthday. It can be discharged on application and will be discharged automatically by the making of a Care Order, Placement Order, Adoption Order or Special Guardianship Order.


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