SCHEDULE 30 Disqualification from Working with Children

SCHEDULE 30 Disqualification from Working with Children

Section 299


The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c 43) is amended as follows.


After section 29 there is inserted—

“29A Disqualification at discretion of court: adults and juveniles

(1)     This section applies where—

(a)     an individual is convicted of an offence against a child (whether or not committed when he was aged 18 or over),

(b)     the individual is sentenced by a senior court, and

(c)     no qualifying sentence is imposed in respect of the conviction.

(2)     If the court is satisfied, having regard to all the circumstances, that it is likely that the individual will commit a further offence against a child, it may order the individual to be disqualified from working with children.

(3)     If the court makes an order under this section, it must state its reasons for doing so and cause those reasons to be included in the record of the proceedings.

29B Subsequent application for

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