Children Act 2001

Supervision.

27

27.—(1) ( a) Subject to paragraph (d), where a child has received a formal caution he or she shall be placed by the Director under the supervision of a juvenile liaison officer for a period of 12 months from the date of the administration of the caution.

( b) Subject to paragraph (c), where a child has received an informal caution he or she shall not be placed under the supervision of a juvenile liaison officer.

( c) Subject to paragraph (d), in exceptional circumstances, a child who has received an informal caution may be placed by the Director under the supervision of a juvenile liaison officer for a period of 6 months from the date of the administration of the caution.

( d) The periods referred to in paragraphs (a) and (c) may be varied by the Director in a manner consistent with any regulations under section 47 or pursuant to any recommendation arising from a conference.

(2) Where a child who is placed under the supervision of a juvenile liaison officer is subsequently found guilty of an offence the period of supervision shall terminate forthwith, if it has not terminated at the time of the finding of guilt.