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Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The Commissioner

    1. 1.Establishment

    2. 2.Appointment

    3. 3.Removal

  3. Functions

    1. 4.Promoting and safeguarding rights

    2. 5.United Nations Convention and equal opportunities

    3. 6.Involving children and young people

    4. 7.Carrying out investigations

    5. 8.Initiation and conduct of investigation

    6. 9.Investigations: witnesses and documents

  4. Reports

    1. 10.Annual report

    2. 11.Reports on investigations

    3. 12.Other reports to Parliament

    4. 13.Anonymity for children and young people

    5. 14.Publication

  5. Defamation

    1. 15.Protection from actions of defamation

  6. Interpretation, commencement and short title

    1. 16.Interpretation

    2. 17.Commencement and short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland

      1. 1.(1) Neither the Commissioner nor any member of the Commissioner’s...

      2. 2.(1) The Commissioner is not, except as provided in the...

      3. 3.The validity of any actings of the Commissioner is not...

      4. 4.(1) The Commissioner is entitled to— (a) a salary of...

      5. 5.(1) The Parliamentary corporation may make arrangements for the payment...

      6. 6.(1) The Commissioner has a general power to do anything...

      7. 7.(1) The Commissioner may, with the consent of the Parliamentary...

      8. 8.The Commissioner may authorise any person to exercise functions on...

      9. 9.The Parliamentary corporation is to pay— (a) the salary and...

      10. 10.(1) The Parliamentary corporation is to designate the Commissioner or...

      11. 11.(1) The Commissioner must keep proper accounts at all times...

      12. 12.(1) Where there is no Commissioner for the time being,...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Investigations: supplementary provisions on witnesses and documents

      1. 1.(1) A requirement under section 9 is imposed by the...

      2. 2.(1) A person is not obliged under this Act to...

      3. 3.(1) The Commissioner may— (a) administer an oath to any...

      4. 4.Any statement made by a person in answer to any...

      5. 5.(1) Any person to whom a notice under paragraph 1...

      6. 6.(1) Where an offence under paragraph 5 which has been...

      7. 7.For the purposes of section 9 and this schedule a...

      8. 8.The Commissioner may pay such allowances and expenses to persons...

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