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Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act (asp 7) which received Royal Assent on 25 June 2009

Section 10: Provision of advocacy service: Tribunal

43.Section 10 inserts a new section 14A into the 2004 Act. Subsections (1) and (2) require the Scottish Ministers to secure the provision of an advocacy service to be available on request and free of charge to support parents and young people in Tribunal proceedings. Subsection (3) specifies, for the purposes of subsection (1), the meaning of advocacy services.

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