will keep in those refusing education after the leaving age rises to 18.
Community orders have 12 options and can include unpaid work, curfews, exclusion orders, drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programmes, supervision orders and attendance centres
The Department for Children, Schools and Families said the use of attendance centres
would be rare and just one option available to the courts, alongside curfews and community service.
Attendance centres operate on Saturday afternoons with youngsters taking part in PE and craft subjects, like woodwork, under supervision.
Mr Bennett, aged 54, became officer-in-charge at the attendance centre eight years ago while he was still serving with West Midlands Police.
Det Ch Insp Terry Street, of West Midlands Police Fraud Squad, said: "A man and a woman have been interviewed in connection with suspected financial irregularities at an attendance centre.
After the Children and Young Persons Act was passed in 1933, judges were given the power to send criminally-minded youths to Approved Schools or Attendance Centres.
The West Midlands Police Museum has the original register kept by the Bilston Attendance Centre in the 1950s.
Doing it by the book: The Bilston attendance centre record book kept by West Midlands Police Museum curator Dave Cross, inset.
At present, we have some 20,000 people being punished in the community, many of whom have as part of their sentence requirements to go to attendance centres