ABSENCE OF JUDICIAL POWER TO VARY TERMS OF DISQUALIFICATION ORDER

A judge making an order under the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 s.28 disqualifying a defendant from working with children had no power to distinguish between young children or those who were nearly adults. A disqualification order prevented a recipient from working with any child under the age of 18 and could not be varied to specify, for example, that it applied only to children under five years of age.

[2010] EWCA Crim 816