Supervision Orders are made under section 31 of The Children Act 1989 Supervision Orders are made on the same basis as care orders i.e. that the child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm. These orders do not give parental responsibility to the Local Authority. Initially, a Supervision Order lasts for 6 months- 1 year. The Local Authority can apply to the court to extend the Supervision Order, but the Supervision Order can only be in place for a maximum of three years.
Download and read the attached GSCP 7 minute briefing on Supervision Orders for more information.