442. Sexual offences prevention orders.

The power to make sexual offences prevention orders was introduced in 20031 and brought into force in 20042. Their purpose was to protect the public, or any particular members of the public, from serious sexual harm from an offender who has been convicted of, or otherwise dealt with in respect of, a specified sexual or non-sexual offence3. The effect of the order was to prohibit the offender from doing anything described in it