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Community Payback Order: practice guidance

Published: 25 Jan 2019

This updated guidance replaces 'National outcomes and standards for social work services in the criminal justice system: community payback order practice guidance' issued in 2010.

Community Payback Order: practice guidance
21. Consultation of communities

21. Consultation of communities

As mentioned in section 2 of this guidance, there is a requirement in section 227ZL of the 1995 Act for local authorities to consult prescribed persons annually on the nature of unpaid work and other activities to be undertaken by individuals on subject to Community Payback Orders (CPOs) residing in the local authority's area.

The Community Payback Orders (Prescribed Persons for Consultation) (Scotland) Regulations 2011, made under section 227ZL of the 1995 Act, prescribe the persons and classes of persons which local authorities must consult annually about the nature of unpaid work and other activities to be undertaken by individuals subject to CPOs in their area:

  • the Chief Constable for the area of the local authority;
  • the Sheriff Principal within whose jurisdiction the local authority area lies;
  • organisations representative of victims of crime;
  • voluntary organisations within the local authority's area;
  • one or more community council within the local authority's area;
  • one or more community planning partnership within the local authority's area; and
  • one or more community safety partnership within the local authority's area.

Contact

Email: Community Payback Orders - General Enquiries