Supervision Order (SO)

A Supervision Order is made when a Local Authority wishes to supervise the way a child is being looked after. The onus on the Local Authority is to “advise, assist and befriend” the child named in the Order, and ordinarily there will be a Contract drawn up between you and them. The Local Authority will set out their expectations of you, and whatever help and support they are going to give you. A Supervision Order will generally be in place for a year, but the Local Authority can apply to extend it for a maximum of three years.