A youth community order made under s 37 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 that requires a convicted offender to remain at a specified place at particular times and generally includes an electronic tagging requirement to enable the offender's whereabouts to be monitored. The maximum duration of an order is six months. The periods of curfew must be specified; they must not be less than two hours or more than twelve hours. Before making a curfew order, the court must seek information regarding the attitude of anyone likely to be affected by the enforced presence of the offender at the place specified in the order.
As originally enacted, the provision applied to offenders under the age of 18 but will not apply to those aged 16 or 17 years after 4 April 2007. Rule 48.1 of the Criminal Procedure Rules makes provision as to the service of notice of the curfew order on the defendant and on the person responsible for electronically monitoring compliance, and where any community order additional to the curfew order has been made, as to service of a copy of the notice served on the person responsible for electronically monitoring compliance on the local probation board or youth offending team responsible for the offender.