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Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018


1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 12 December 2017 and received Royal Assent on 24 January 2018.They have been prepared by the Education and Public Services Group of the Welsh Government to assist the reader of the Act. The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it.

2.The Explanatory Notes are not meant to be a comprehensive description of the Act. Where an individual provision of the Act does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.

3.In these Explanatory Notes, ‘the 1996 Act’ means the Education Act 1996 and ‘the 2000 Act’ means . References to local authorities, maintained schools and institutions in the further education sector are to those in Wales unless otherwise indicated. References to sections and Parts are to those of the Act, unless otherwise indicated. Other common abbreviations used in these notes are set out under ’General overview of the Act’.

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