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

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

10.This section specifies the duties education authorities have towards individual children and young people with additional support needs, for whose education those authorities are responsible. Each education authority must make adequate and efficient provision for the needs of each such child or young person, and must have in place arrangements for ensuring that the additional support being provided remains adequate to meet those needs. In fulfilling their duties, an education authority are not required to act beyond their legal competence, nor to incur unreasonable expenditure.

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