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Duty of board to prepare plan relating to children with behavioural difficultiesN.I.

6.—(1) [F1The Authority] shall prepare a statement setting out the arrangements made or proposed to be made by [F1the Authority] in connection with the education of children with behavioural difficulties.

(2) The arrangements to be covered by the statement include in particular—

(a)the arrangements made or to be made by [F1the Authority] for the provision of advice and resources to grant-aided schools F2..., and other arrangements made or to be made by [F1the Authority] with a view to—

(i)meeting requests by such schools for support and assistance in connection with the promotion of good behaviour and discipline on the part of their pupils; and

(ii)assisting such schools to deal with general behavioural problems and the behavioural difficulties of individual pupils;

(b)the arrangements made or to be made by [F1the Authority] in pursuance of Article 86(1); and

(c)any other arrangements made or to be made by [F1the Authority] for assisting children with behavioural difficulties to find places at suitable schools.

(3) The statement shall also deal with the interaction between the arrangements referred to in paragraph (2) and those made by [F1the Authority] in relation to pupils with behavioural difficulties who have special educational needs.

(4) [F1The Authority]

(a)shall at least once in every year review the statement; and

(b)may at any time revise the statement.

(5) In the course of preparing the statement or reviewing it [F1the Authority] shall consult—

F3(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)the Board of Governors of all grant-aided schools F4...;

(c)the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools; and

(d)such other bodies or persons as [F1the Authority] considers appropriate.

(6) [F1The Authority] shall—

(a)publish the current statement under this Article;

(b)send a copy of the current statement to the Board of Governors of every grant-aided school F5...; and

(c)secure that copies of the current statement are available for inspection (at all reasonable times and free of charge) at the headquarters of [F1the Authority].

(7) In discharging its functions under this Article [F1the Authority] shall have regard to any guidance given from time to time by the Department.

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