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.