The Act – Section by Section

Section 14: Availability of published information

48.Section 14 inserts new subsection (e) before subsection (b) in section 26(1) of the 2004 Act. This new subsection (e) places authorities under a duty to ensure that a summary of the information published under section 26 of the 2004 Act is available, on request, from each place in the authority’s area where school education is provided, regardless of whether the school is under the management of the education authority.

49.New subsection (e) also requires education authorities to provide this summary in any handbook or other publications provided by any school in the authority’s area, that is provided by the authority for the purposes of providing general information about the school or, as the case may be, the services provided by the authority, and on any website maintained by any such school or the authority for that purpose.