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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

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Delegation of Principal Reporter’s functions

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10(1)The functions of the Principal Reporter conferred by virtue of this Act or any other enactment (other than the duty imposed by paragraph 22) may be carried out on the Principal Reporter’s behalf by a person employed by SCRA who is—

(a)authorised (whether specially or generally) by the Principal Reporter for the purpose, or

(b)a member of a class of person authorised (whether specially or generally) by the Principal Reporter for the purpose.

(2)Nothing in sub-paragraph (1) prevents the Principal Reporter from carrying out any function delegated under that sub-paragraph.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe the qualifications to be held by a person employed by SCRA to whom a function, or a function of a class, specified in the regulations is delegated.

(4)A function of the Principal Reporter may not be delegated to a person who is employed by both SCRA and a local authority unless SCRA consents to the delegation.

(5)The Principal Reporter may give directions about the carrying out of a delegated function.

(6)The persons to whom the function is delegated must comply with the direction.

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