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Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Section 1 – Additional support needs

    2. Section 2 – Co-ordinated support plans

    3. Section 3 – Children and young persons who lack capacity

    4. Section 4 – Duties of education authority in relation to children and young persons for whom they are responsible

    5. Section 5 – General functions of education authority in relation to additional support needs

    6. Section 6 – Children and young persons for whom education authority are responsible

    7. Section 7 – Other children and young persons

    8. Section 8 – Assessments and examinations

    9. Section 9 – Duty to prepare co-ordinated support plans

    10. Section 10 – Reviews of co-ordinated support plans

    11. Section 11 – Co-ordinated support plans: further provision

    12. Section 12 – Duties to seek and take account of views, advice and information

    13. Section 13 – Provision of information etc. on occurrence of certain events

    14. Section 14 – Supporters and advocacy

    15. Section 15 – Mediation services

    16. Section 16 – Dispute resolution

    17. Section 17 – Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland

    18. Section 18 – References to Tribunal in relation to co-ordinated support plan

    19. Section 19 – Powers of Tribunal in relation to reference

    20. Section 20 – References to Tribunal and powers of Tribunal: further provision

    21. Section 21 – Appeal to Court of Session against Tribunal decision

    22. Section 22 – Placing requests

    23. Section 23 – Other agencies etc. to help in exercise of functions under this Act

    24. Section 24 – Power to prescribe standards etc. for special schools

    25. Section 25 – Attendance at establishments outwith the United Kingdom

    26. Section 26 – Publication of information by education authority

    27. Section 27 – Code of practice and directions

    28. Section 28 – Requests under this Act: further provision

    29. Section 29 – Interpretation

    30. Section 30 - Transitional provision: recorded children and young people

    31. Section 31 – Duty to inform in writing or alternative permanent form

    32. Section 32 – Ancillary provision

    33. Section 33 – Modification of enactments

    34. Section 34 – Orders, regulations and rules

    35. Section 35 – Commencement and short title

    36. Schedule 1 – Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland

    37. Schedule 2 – Children and young persons with additional support needs: placing requests

    38. Schedule 3 – Modification of enactments

  3. Parliamentary History for the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

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