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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 89 – Principal Reporter’s duty to prepare statement of grounds

133.This section applies when the Principal Reporter is required to arrange a grounds hearing under section 69(2). It places a duty on the reporter to prepare the statement of grounds. Section 89(3) defines “statement of grounds” as a statement setting out which of the ground(s) for referral the reporter believes applies in relation to the child and the facts on which the reporter bases that belief.

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