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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 2 – Duties of public authorities in relation to the UNCRC

10.Subsection (1) requires each identified public authority, as listed, or within a description listed, in schedule 1, to publish (in any way they think is appropriate) a report every 3 years setting out the steps it has taken in the 3 year period just ended to give better or further effect within its areas of responsibility to the UNCRC requirements. The public authority may choose to satisfy the duty through, for example, annual reports. The public authority can also satisfy the duty through preparation of a specific report prepared for the purpose of fulfilling this duty, should it choose.

11.Subsection (3) makes clear that two or more of the public authorities to whom the duty applies may satisfy the duty through preparation and publication of a joint report.

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