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National Objectives for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System: Standards: Supervised Attendance Orders

DescriptionNational Standards for Supervised Attendance
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 24, 2004

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National Objectives for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System: Standards
Supervised Attendance Orders

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Introduction and Legislative Background 1.1
The Need for National Standards 1.2
Objectives 1.8
Operational Principles 1.9
The Legislation 1.10
CHAPTER 2: ACTIVITIES FOR OFFENDERS
General 2.1
Organisational Arrangements for Providing Activities 2.6
Management Responsibilities of Agencies Providing Activities for SAO Schemes 2.10
The Availability of Activities 2.11
Assessing Programmes of Activity 2.13
The Nature of Activities to be Provided 2.14
Types of Activity 2.15
Educational Activities 2.16
Work Activities 2.17
Organising and Prioritising Activities 2.18
Priorities 2.20
CHAPTER 3: WORKING ARRANGEMENTS
The Sheriff or Justice 3.1
The Clerk of Court 3.2
Fines Officers 3.3
Fine Supervision 3.4
The Court Based Social Worker or Supervised Attendance Worker 3.7
Post-sentence Procedures 3.8
Available Information Relevant to Disposal 3.12
Responsibility of the Supervising Officer 3.13
Drawing up an Order Plan 3.14
Keeping a Record of Hours of Attendance 3.24
CHAPTER 4: COMPLYING WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ORDER
General 4.1
Undertaking an Order 4.3
Alcohol and Drugs 4.3.1
Health and Safety 4.3.3
Smoking 4.3.4
Satisfactory Behaviour 4.3.5
Compliance 4.4
Failing to Attend 4.7
Formal Action for Failing to Attend 4.8
Formal Action for Other Reasons 4.11
Punctuality 4.12
Failing to Report as Required to the Supervising Officer 4.15
Failing to Notify a Change of Address 4.19
Failing to Notify a Change of Hours of Employment 4.25
Performing Activities Satisfactorily 4.28
Alcohol and Drugs/Health and Safety 4.29
CHAPTER 5: BREACH REVIEW AND COMPLETION
Breach 5.1 Evidence 5.4
Failing to Attend 5.5
Punctuality 5.6
Failing to Report to the Supervising Officer as Required 5.7
Failing to Notify Change of Address 5.9
Failing to Notify a Change in Employment 5.14
Unsatisfactory Performance5.15
Reports 5.16
The Powers of the Court 5.17
Procedures for Review 5.19
Satisfactory Completion 5.23
CHAPTER 6: THE TRANSFER OF ORDERS
General 6.1
Outward Transfers 6.4
An offender moving outwith Scotland 6.5
Inward Transfers 6.6
ANNEXES
ANNEX 1: LEGISLATION ON FINES
ANNEX 2: LEVELS OF FINES AND PRISON ALTERNATIVES
ANNEX 3: HEALTH AND SAFETY/INSURANCE
ANNEX 4: OFFENDERS' TRAVEL EXPENSES
ANNEX 5: BREACH REPORT
ANNEX 6: MONITORING AND EVALUATION