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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Amendment of section 6: children and young persons for whom education authority is responsible

75.Paragraph 4(a) of the schedule to the Act amends section 6(3) of the 2004 Act by inserting a new paragraph (aa) which allows a child aged 12 or over for whose school education an education authority is responsible, and who the authority is satisfied has capacity and where it would not adversely impact their wellbeing, to request that the education authority establish whether the child has additional support needs or requires a co-ordinated support plan. Paragraph 4(b) of the schedule to the Act amends section 6(4) of the 2004 Act to provide that, where an education authority establishes that a child has additional support needs following a request made by a child, it must inform both the child and the child’s parent of that.

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