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Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 15 – Appeals: inclusion in list under section 5 or 6 etc.

45.This section allows for those included in the list under section 5 or 6 to appeal against such inclusion to a sheriff within 3 months of the listing. An individual who has unsuccessfully appealed may appeal the sheriff’s decision to the sheriff principal. The Scottish Ministers also have a right of appeal against the sheriff’s decision to the sheriff principal. A further appeal is in each case available, with the leave of the sheriff principal, to the Inner House of the Court of Session. Any decision made by the Inner House on such an appeal is final.

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