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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Amendment of section 13: provision of information etc. on occurrence of certain events

87.Paragraph 12(a) of the schedule to the Act is a technical consequential amendment to section 13(4A) of the 2004 Act required as a result of the new definition of “capacity” in the substituted section 3 of the 2004 Act

88.Paragraph 12(b) of the schedule to the Act inserts new section 13(5)(za) which requires an education authority to obtain consent from a child who is aged 12 years or over and who has capacity to give consent to the authority providing an appropriate agency or agencies with information in relation to post-school transition. Paragraph 12(b) also makes a consequential amendment to subsection (5)(a) to make it clear that, in relation to a child who is younger than 12 years, the parent requires to give this consent.

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