Sex Offenders Act 2001

Discharge or variation of sex offender order.

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19. —(1) Where a sex offender order is in force, the court, on application to it in that behalf at any time by the respondent, may, if it is shown to the satisfaction of the court that—

(a) the protection of the public from serious harm from the respondent does not require that the order should continue in force, or

(b) the order's effect for the time being is the cause of injustice,

discharge or, as may be appropriate, vary the order.

(2) The court shall, on application to it in that behalf at any time by the applicant, discharge a sex offender order.

(3) The reference in subsection (1) to protecting the public from serious harm from the respondent shall be construed in accordance with section 16(5).