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Community Payback Order Treatment: Drugs

Last updated: 27th June 2024


Where the order contains a drug treatment requirement an individual must submit to treatment by or under the direction of a specified person with a view to reducing or eliminating the offender’s dependency on, or propensity to misuse, drugs.

Further Information:

This would be supported with colleagues from the local NHS Addictions team and any other relevant third sector partner to ensure the best outcome for the individual. Where a drug and/or alcohol treatment requirement is imposed, an offender supervision requirement will also be in place. A qualified social worker will therefore always have ultimate accountability for ensuring protocols that refer to child protection issues are followed. This social worker will also ensure that responsibilities for children affected by parental substance misuse (CAPSM) in the context of Getting It Right For Every Child are taken into account, even if elements of the CPO are carried out by non-social work qualified staff. For further information, refer to the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland.