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Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 14 – Supporters and advocacy

30.This section provides a right for a young person or a child’s parents to be accompanied by another person at any meetings they may have with an education authority, including meetings at school. This other person may act as a supporter or may speak or make representations on behalf of the young person or child’s parents. There is no requirement for education authorities to provide or pay for any supporters or advocacy services, but nor are they prevented from doing so.

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