Parenting Orders can be given to the parents/carers of young people who offend, truant or who have received a Child Safety Order, Anti Social Behaviour Order or Sexual Offences Prevention Order. It does not result in the parent/carer getting a criminal record.
A parent/carer who receives an order will normally be required to attend counselling or guidance sessions for a period of up to three months. They may also have conditions imposed on them such as attending meetings with teachers at their child's school, ensuring their child does not visit a particular place unsupervised or ensuring their child is at home at particular times. These conditions can last for a period up to 12 months. A parent/carer can be prosecuted for failing to keep the requirements of the order.
This service does not currently operate in the Merthyr Tydfil area.