Children Act 2001

Duties of probation officers.


259.—While a child remains under the supervision of a probation and welfare officer pursuant to this Act, whether in accordance with an order of a court or otherwise, the officer shall, subject to the directions of the court, where appropriate, and in addition to the terms of and any conditions attaching to any particular placement—

(a) visit, assist, advise and befriend the child and, where feasible, the child’s parents or guardian or other adult in whose residence the child may be residing,

(b) see that the child observes the terms and any conditions attaching to the supervision, and

(c) when necessary and appropriate, endeavour to find the child suitable employment and accommodation.