What is a Supervision Order?

Under Section 31 (2) of the Children Act 1989, on the conclusion of care proceedings, the local authority can be granted a Supervision Order. A Supervision Order has the same threshold criteria as a Care Order, but the two orders are completely different in application.

A Care Order gives the local authority Parental Responsibility for a child whereas a Supervision Order does not.

A Supervision Order places a responsibility on the local authority to appoint a ‘supervisor’ who will “advise, assist and befriend” the child and those that they live with.

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