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Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

Sex education and medical matters

Section 56 - Guidance to education authorities as to manner of conducting sex education

140.This section gives the Scottish Ministers the power to issue guidance to education authorities in relation to the manner in which sex education is conducted. If local authorities do not comply with the guidance they may be open to challenge if it was shown that they acted unreasonably in doing so.

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