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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 174 – Cases involving sexual behaviour: taking of evidence by a commissioner

253.This section applies similar restrictions to those contained in section 173 to the taking of evidence by a commissioner for the purposes of a hearing by a sheriff of an application to determine whether or not a ground for referral is established, or to review the establishing of a ground, where that ground of referral involves the sexual behaviour engaged in by any person.

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