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An order may be made against any qualifying offender defined by section 106(5) as a person who before or after the commencement of the sexual offences act 2003 has been convicted of a schedule 3 or schedule 5 offence, found not guilty by insanity or disability and to have done the act charged, or cautioned of such an offence under the act. 104 sexual offences prevention orders applications and grounds sn. (1) a court may make an order under this section in respect of a person ( the defendant ) where any of subsections (2) to (4) applies to the defendant and (a) where subsection (4) applies, it is satisfied that the defendants behaviour since the appropriate date makes it necessary to make such an order, for the. sexual offences act s106(14) provides that any conditions in sch. 3 relating to the age of the offender or the victim, or the sentence imposed on the offender may be disregarded in making a sexual offences prevention order and sexual offences act s103b (9) contains the same provision in respect of sexual harm prevention orders. A sexual harm prevention order (shpo) is an order imposed by a magistrates or crown court on an individual who it is considered to pose a risk of sexual harm to either the general public or a certain group of people or individual person(s). Sexual offences prevention orders (sopos) are a type of civil order. Sopos were introduced in their current manifestation by section 104 of the sexual offences act (soa) 2003. Prior to this, there had been similar orders available to the courts under section 5 of the sexual offenders act 1997. Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. If you wish to discuss making an application for varying or discharging a sexual harm prevention order (shpo) or sexual offences prevention order (sopo) please contact our specialist team by telephone on 0161 8341515, by email to infoolliers. Sexual offences prevention order (sopo) back to definitions and interpretations. Police can apply to the courts for this civil order, where they can show that someone poses a threat of serious sexual harm. This can be towards particular people, or to the public in general. The sexual offences act 2003 introduced the sopo to help prevent convicted sex offenders from committing further similar offences after release. When they were first introduced the wording of the conditions in a sopo could be difficult to understand.