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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 25 – Duty to help named person

66.This section provides that where it appears to a service provider that another service provider or relevant authority could, by doing something, help in the exercise of any of their functions as provider of a named person, the other service provider or relevant authority must comply with a request for help. This could entail the relevant authority providing assessments or analysis, chronologies of significant events or any other information which would assist the named person in assessing the overall needs of the child and determining how they can be met. This duty to comply with a request applies unless the request is incompatible with any of its own duties or unduly prejudices the exercise of any of its functions. Schedule 2 contains a list of relevant authorities.

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