Draft code of practice for examining officers and review officers under schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000

This code of practice is issued under paragraph 6 of schedule 14 to the Terrorism Act 2000.

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The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing (ASBCP) Act, which received Royal Assent on 13 March 2014, made changes to schedule 7 (and to schedule 8, which contains provisions which apply in relation to persons detained under schedule 7 powers). These changes were made following extensive public consultation and are intended to reduce the potential scope for schedule 7 powers to be operated in an unnecessary or disproportionate way that may interfere with individuals’ rights, whilst still retaining their operational effectiveness.

All officers who exercise the functions in schedule 7 are required under the Terrorism Act 2000 to abide by a code of practice concerning the exercise of those functions. Therefore, the existing code of practice had to be revised in order to reflect the changes made to the powers by the ASBCP Act and to make specific provision on training and reviews.

Published 13 June 2014