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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Amendment of section 15: mediation services

90.Paragraph 14 of the schedule to the Act inserts new subsection (1A) into section 15 which places a duty on education authorities to seek and take account of the views of a child in respect of a matter disagreed upon which is the subject of mediation (for example in a mediation between the parent of the child and the education authority in relation to a concern about the provision to meet the child’s additional support needs).

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