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Community Payback Order Unpaid Work

Last updated: 1st July 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:

Unpaid Work is undertaken either as part of a task squad completing work projects requested by individuals, community groups, and charitable organisations or as an individual placement within a voluntary agency. Delivery is also offered through the APEX online training platform up to 30% of hours. Unpaid work in Clackmannanshire normally links directly with specialist employability support provided by Apex Scotland. This service seeks to build on the routine, structure and learned work skills as transferrable employability attributes to create a safe and suitable pathway to employment. Unpaid work also has an important restorative contribution.