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Community Payback Order Unpaid Work

Last updated: 28th June 2024


Where the order contains an unpaid work or other activity requirement an individual must undertake unpaid work for a specified number of hours in the community. This should have a focus on reparation and providing a clear tangible benefit to the local community. It may also include requiring the individual to take responsibility for their own behaviour by spending time, through the “other activity” component of the requirement, on developing their interpersonal, educational, and vocational skills to support long-term desistance from offending.

Further Information:

Range of work parties (outdoor and indoor); craft workshops for those requiring lighter, seated, indoor duties (typically those with drug, alcohol, mental health, physical health, mobility issues); men-only work parties or workshops for sex offenders; range of individual placements in charity shops, churches, community centres etc.; opportunity for women with complex needs to undertake Unpaid Work in women-only groups, 1-1 settings within a protected environment or and the Connections Women’ Centre. Links made to wider services for other activity: in-house service from Lifelong Learning tutors; referral to Aberdeen Foyer for a range of employability and support services; Health Point; Confidence to Cook; Walking Group.