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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 28 – Children’s hearing: pre-condition for making certain orders and warrants

30.This section supports the “no order” principle of the Children’s Hearings system - that measures should only be put in place if that is better for the child than taking no action. It applies in situations where a Children’s Hearing may make, vary or continue certain orders or grant a warrant. It provides that the hearing should only do this if it is better for the child than not making, varying or continuing the order or granting the warrant.

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