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

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9Duty to prepare co-ordinated support plans

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(1)Where an education authority establish in pursuance of any provision of this Act that a child or young person for whose school education they are responsible requires a co-ordinated support plan, they must prepare such a plan for the child or young person.

(2)A co-ordinated support plan prepared under subsection (1) must contain—

(a)a statement of the education authority’s conclusions as to—

(i)the factor or factors from which the additional support needs of the child or young person arise,

(ii)the educational objectives sought to be achieved taking account of that factor or those factors,

(iii)the additional support required by the child or young person to achieve those objectives, and

(iv)the persons by whom the support should be provided,

(b)a nomination of a school to be attended by the child or young person,

(c)the name and other appropriate contact details of—

(i)the officer of the authority responsible for the discharge of the authority’s duty under subsection (5)(d) of section 11, or

(ii)if the authority arrange under subsection (6) of that section for that duty to be discharged by another person, that other person, and

(d)the name and other appropriate contact details of an officer of the authority from whom—

(i)in the case of a plan prepared for a child, the child’s parent,

(ii)in the case of a plan prepared for a young person, the young person or, where the authority are satisfied that the young person lacks capacity to seek advice or information, the young person’s parent,

can obtain advice and further information.

(3)The references in subsection (2)(a) to educational objectives are to objectives set to secure that the child or young person benefits from school education (within the meaning of section 1(1)) provided or to be provided for the child or young person.

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