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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 121 - Confirmation that child given opportunity to express views before hearing

179.This section places a duty on the chairing member of the Children’s Hearing to ask the child whether the documents provided to the child prior to the hearing (such as social work reports) accurately reflect any views expressed by the child, except where the chairing member thinks it is inappropriate to do so because the child is too young or immature.

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