A GUIDE TO THE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ETC (SCOTLAND) ACT 2004
ABBREVIATIONS AND GLOSSARY
Antisocial Behaviour Orders
Children's Hearings System
Scottish system for addressing the needs and behaviour of children and young people, usually under 16 but in some circumstances up to the age of 18, who are in need of care and protection or who have committed an offence.
Community Reparation Orders
Fixed Penalty Notices
Reporter to the Children's Panel
The Reporter is a locally based official to whom all referrals must be made regarding children and young people who may be in need of compulsory measures of supervision. If, after investigation, the Reporter decides compulsory measures are necessary, the child is referred to a Children's Hearing. The Reporter is employed by the Scottish Children's Reporter's Administration (SCRA).
Restriction of Liberty Orders
Registered Social Landlords - housing associations; legally means a body registered in the register maintained under section 57 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.
The Scottish Children's Reporter's Administration is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) with the statutory function of managing the Reporter system (see above) and providing suitable accommodation for Children's Hearings.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Secure accommodation is a residential placement where children and young people are confined to the accommodation and unable to leave, unless this is authorised. It is normally the Children's Panel which makes a secure authorisation but young people can also be sentenced through the courts to secure.
Supervised Attendance Order - alternative to imprisonment for fine default. It is a community based disposal that substitutes the unpaid portion of a fine for a number of hours specified by the courts.