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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 24 – Duty to communicate information about role of named persons

64.Subsection (1) provides that a service provider, as defined in section 32, must publish, in such a manner as it considers appropriate, information about the operation of the named person service provided by it, including: details of how the named person functions are exercised; how to contact named persons in their area or establishment; how the service provider exercises its functions under Part 4; and any other matters they consider appropriate.

65.Subsection (2) states that service providers must provide the child or young person for whom they are providing the named person, and their parents, with details of how to contact named persons in their area as soon as is reasonably practicable after they become the service provider for the child, and as soon as is reasonably practicable after there is any change in those arrangements.

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