293. Reparation orders.

Where a child or young person (that is to say, any person aged under 18)1 is convicted of an offence other than one for which the sentence is fixed by law, the court by or before which he is convicted may make an order (a 'reparation order'2) requiring him to make reparation3 specified in the order to a person or persons so specified4 or to the community at large5. Any person so specified must be a person identified by the court as a victim of the offence or a person otherwise affected by it6. The court must not make