A Supervision Requirement is just one of a range of disposals available to courts, when considering offending behaviour. Supervision Requirements are supervised by offender managers (previously known as probation officers) - and often contain conditions which offenders must meet in order to comply with the court order.
Someone who is placed on probation will have to keep regular contact with their offender manager and comply with all the conditions of their order. Contact is maintained as required to ensure firm supervision of the probation conditions and may vary according to individual circumstances.
An offender manager has to make sure that the conditions of the order are being met and also to help an offenders avoid further trouble. This involves discussing previous offences committed and looking at ways to avoid this happening again. An offender manager may direct an offender to attend counselling or other programmes if they assess that it will help him or her avoid further trouble.
If an offender makes good progress on a probation order, their offender manager may consider applying to the courts for an early discharge. It is not necessary to have to appear at court to get an early discharge granted.