Scottish parenting orders likely to fail

    Parenting orders will struggle to tackle antisocial behaviour in
    Scotland, according to responses to the Scottish executive’s
    consultation on the children’s hearing system.

    Barnardo’s Scotland said parenting orders would not positively
    influence parents or address the lack of voluntary parenting
    support across Scotland, while the Scottish Children’s Reporter
    Administration said hearings should “articulate their expectation
    of parents in supervision orders” rather than resort to orders
    through the sheriff court.

    Under the new Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003, a hearing can
    recommend a sheriff grant an order for parents whose children
    persistently engage in antisocial behaviour.

    There is an overall consensus among respondents that the
    “generalist system” of combining youth justice and a welfare
    approach should be maintained.

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