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Section 17: Provision of information by education authority on occurrence of certain events

52.Section 17 inserts new subsection (4A) in section 13 of the 2004 Act. The new subsection (4A) places education authorities under a duty to seek and take account of the child’s views (unless the authority are satisfied that the child lacks capacity to express a view) in relation to any information to be provided to an appropriate agency or agencies under section 13(2)(a) or (4) of the 2004 Act regarding the child leaving school.