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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 86 – Failure of child to attend grounds hearing: power to make interim order

258.Section 86 amends section 95 of the 2011 Act (child fails to attend grounds hearing). Following amendment, new section 95(3) and (4) will give power to a children’s hearing arranged under section 69(2) or 95(2) (known as a “grounds hearing”) to make an interim compulsory supervision order (ICSO) where a child fails to attend that hearing and was not excused from attending the hearing and the hearing, as a result, has required the Principal Reporter to arrange another grounds hearing. New section 95(4) provides that this power is available if the hearing considers that the nature of the child’s circumstances is such that for their protection, guidance, treatment or control it is necessary that an ICSO be made as a matter of urgency. New section 95(5) provides that an ICSO made under section 95(4) may not include a requirement that the implementation authority arrange a specified medical or other examination of the child.

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