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The Children Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXXIX OF 1974 )

Appointment of Probation Officers
31. (1) The Government may appoint a Probation Officer in each district:
Provided that where there is no person so appointed in a district, any other person may be appointed as a Probation Officer from time to time by a Court in that district for any particular case.
(2) A Probation Officer, in the performance of his duties under this Act, shall be under supervision and guidance of the Juvenile Court where such Court exists or, where there is no such Court, the Court of Session.
(3) A Probation Officer shall, subject to the rules made under this Act and to the directions of the Court-
(a) visit or receive visits from the child at reasonable intervals;
(b) see that the relative of the child or the person to whose care such child is committed observes the conditions of the bond;
(c) report to the Court as to the behaviour of the child;
(d) advise, assist and befriend the child and, where necessary, endeavour to find him suitable employment; and
(e) perform any other duty which may be prescribed.

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