161. Establishment of youth offender panels.

Where a referral order has been made1 in respect of an offender (or two or more associated2 referral orders have been so made), it is the duty of the youth offending team specified in the order (or orders):

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    (1)     to establish a youth offender panel for the offender3;

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    (2)     to arrange for the first meeting of the panel to be held4; and

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    (3)     subsequently to arrange for the holding of any further meetings of the panel required5.

A youth offender panel must be constituted, conduct its proceedings, and discharge its functions6 in accordance with guidance given from time to time