If a person (the 'offender') is convicted of a sexual, violent or terrorism offence1, a relevant sentence2 is imposed on him in respect of the offence, and a hospital direction3 and a limitation direction4 are given in relation to him by a court5 dealing with him for the offence6, then the local probation board7 or provider of probation services8 must take all reasonable steps to ascertain whether a person who appears to the board or the provider to be the victim of the offence or to act for the victim of the offence wishes9
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