Children Act, 2001


141.—(1) The following matters may be prescribed:

(a) measures to prevent any risk to the health or welfare of any child on whom a community sanction has been imposed,

(b) procedures to be followed by a probation and welfare officer or any other person involved in supervising any such child,

(c) records to be kept in relation to any such child,

(d) such other matters (if any) as may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of enabling community sanctions to have full effect and for their due administration.

(2) The following matters may also be prescribed:

(a) the conditions under which children may be placed with suitable persons and under which mentors (within the meaning of section 131 ) may be assigned to support children and their families;

(b) the form of contract to be entered into by the principal probation and welfare officer with suitable persons and mentors;

(c) the supervision by a probation and welfare officer of—

(i) children placed with suitable persons and visits by the children to, and other contacts with, their parents or guardians and other members of their families and relatives,

(ii) children to whom mentors have been assigned under section 131 ;


(d) such other matters in relation to—

(i) placing children in the care of suitable persons by the court under section 129 ,

(ii) regulating the powers, duties and functions of suitable persons and mentors under sections 129 and 131 respectively, and

(iii) securing generally the welfare of such children and their future good behaviour,

as may be necessary for the purposes of enabling sections 129 to 132 to have full effect.