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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 80 – Determination of matter referred under section 79

113.This section places a duty on the Principal Reporter to arrange a Pre-Hearing Panel so that the hearing can decide on the matters referred under section 79. Subsection (2) provides that the Pre-Hearing Panel must be arranged before the Children’s Hearing. Subsection (3) provides that if it is not possible for the reporter to arrange a Pre-Hearing Panel for a date before the Children’s Hearing as required by subsection (2), the Children’s Hearing must determine the matters referred at the beginning of the hearing.

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