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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 44 – Listed Authorities

107.Section 44(1) provides that the persons listed in schedule 3 are “listed authorities” for the purposes of Part 5 (subject to subsections (3) and (4)). Subsection (2) allows the Scottish Ministers to modify schedule 3 by order. Subsection (3) provides that the Scottish Ministers are not a listed authority for the purposes of sections 41 and 42. Subsection (4) provides that the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland and a body which is a “post-16 education body” for the purposes of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 are not listed authorities for the purposes of section 42 – they are therefore not subject to the duty to comply with directions issued under that section. Subsection (5) provides that an order under subsection (2) which adds a person to schedule 3 may modify this section so as to provide that the person is not a listed authority for the purposes of section 42 – this similarly allows the duty to comply with directions to be disapplied if required.

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