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Publication - Guidance

Movement restriction conditions in the children's hearing system: guidance

Published: 20 Oct 2014
Part of:
Children and families, Law and order
ISBN:
9781784128456

Information for social workers who have a statutory responsibility to present information to children’s panel members.

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Movement restriction conditions in the children's hearing system: guidance
Appendix A: Essential information to be incorporated in reports for the Children's Hearings System

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Appendix A: Essential information to be incorporated in reports for the Children's Hearings System

As an MRC must include certain details, a recommendation for an MRC in an order should include

  • The place at which the child is required to reside;
  • The days of the week during which the child is to be required to remain at that place, and the period or periods when the child is to be required to remain there - this period or periods must not exceed 12 hours in any one day;
  • A statement that radio and electronic monitoring of the child's compliance with the restriction will be as described in the Regulations;
  • The named person who is to monitor the child's compliance (non-electronically) with the measures in the order (for example, the name of the Chief Social Work Officer);
  • The named person whose service is to be used to monitor by radio or electronic means the child's compliance with the restrictions (currently G4S); and,
  • The period for which the movement restriction condition is to have effect (which must not exceed 6 months).
  • A recommended time when the CSO is to be reviewed as a Children's Hearing must set a review date when making, continuing or varying a CSO that contains an MRC.

The information below outlines suggested wording to be incorporated in reports for the Children's Hearing System in which an MRC is being recommended. This information might usefully be included in any section of the report dealing with "Conclusions" or "Recommendations".

Example 1 - JOHN SMITH - 15 year old male - Involved in offending behaviour of a serious violent nature - Offending takes place almost exclusively during the weekend - Currently residing at home with his mother - Spends time at his paternal grandmother's home several nights per week including when his relationship with his mother is strained - Required to undertake 1:1 offence-focussed work with the Lead Professional based on content from the Youth Justice Programme.

It is recommended as part of a Compulsory Supervision Order ( CSO) that the following restrictions and measures should be included:

  • JOHN SMITH will be restricted to his home address at 1 STATION ROAD, ANYTOWN, AY1 4TO and the area of restriction will include the front and back garden of the property.
  • The times of the Movement Restriction Condition ( MRC) will be every Friday and Saturday, 2 days per week, from 22:00 to 06:00.
  • Should JOHN SMITH require respite accommodation during the period of the order he will stay at the home of his paternal grandmother at 15 LIME STREET, ANYTOWN, AY4 7QP where the same curfew restrictions will apply.
  • JOHN SMITH will meet weekly for 1 hour with the Lead Professional, HAZEL GIRVAN to undertake offence-focussed work focussed on tackling violence.
  • The responsible officer will be the Chief Social Work Officer, ANNE MACKIE for Anytown Council and G4S will monitor compliance.
  • JOHN SMITH is required to comply with the above movement restriction conditions for a period of six months.
  • The Children's Hearing will conduct a 6-week review of the MRC.

Example 2 - JANET SMITH - 13 year old female - Involved in persistent high-risk behaviour including serious substance and alcohol misuse - Associations with older adult males in the community including several with suspected links to the sex industry - Has previously overdosed on heroin and regularly self-harms - Resident in children's residential unit - Allegations of sexual abuse victimisation by biological father who continues to reside in the community and against whom Janet wishes to exact retribution.

It is recommended as part of a Compulsory Supervision Order ( CSO) that the following restrictions and measures should be included:

  • JANET SMITH will be restricted to WESTWOOD RESIDENTIAL UNIT, OTHERTOWN, OT17 8ZL.
  • The times of the Movement Restriction Condition ( MRC) will be Monday to Thursday 19:00 to 07:00 and Friday to Sunday 21:00 to 07:00.
  • JANET SMITH will also be restricted from the home of her father at 7 STANLEY STREET, OTHERTOWN, OT11 9OM for the duration of the order.
  • JANET SMITH will meet with her substance and alcohol misuse worker LEE PENNY twice weekly, on a Monday between 16:00 - 17:00 and a Thursday between 16:00 - 17:00.
  • The responsible officer will be the Chief Social Work Officer, ANNE MACKIE for Anytown Council and G4S will monitor compliance.
  • JANET SMITH is required to comply with above movement restriction conditions for a period of 6 months.
  • The Children's Hearing will conduct a 6-week review of the MRC.

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