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Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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12.—(1) Article 21A is amended as follows.

(2) For the heading and paragraph (1) substitute—

    Advice and information

(1) The Authority shall arrange for—

(a)a child who has special educational needs,

(b)the parent of any child with special educational needs,

to be provided with advice and information about matters relating to those needs..

(3) In paragraph (3)(a) for “parents of children” substitute “persons who are mentioned in that paragraph”.

(4) At the end insert—

(4) Where the Authority gives notice under a provision listed in paragraph (5) to a child who is over compulsory school age but under the age of 18, the Authority shall at the same time inform the parent of the child of that fact in writing and provide the parent with a copy of the notice.

(5) The provisions are—

(a)Article 15(1), (4)(a) and (6)(a);

(b)Article 17(1)(a);

(c)Article 19(1A)(a);

(d)Article 20(3)(a);

(e)Article 20A(3), (7)(b) and (8)(a)(ii);

(f)in Schedule 1, paragraphs 3(1)(b)(i) and 4(1)(a);

(g)in Schedule 2, paragraphs 4(2), 9(2), 11(3)(a) and 13(2)(a).

(6) Where the Authority serves a document listed in paragraph (7) on a child who is over compulsory school age but under the age of 18, the Authority shall at the same time inform the parent of the child of that fact in writing.

(7) The documents are—

(a)a copy of a proposed statement served under paragraph 2(1)(a) of Schedule 2;

(b)a copy of a proposed amended statement served under paragraph 3(2)(a) of that Schedule;

(c)a copy of an existing statement and an amendment notice served under paragraph 3(4)(a) of that Schedule;

(d)a copy of a statement or amended statement served under paragraph 9(1)(a) of that Schedule..

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