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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Amendment of schedule 1: Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland

112.Paragraph 25 of the schedule to the Act amends paragraph 11 of schedule 1 to the 2004 Act which requires the Scottish Ministers to make rules as to the practice and procedure of the Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland. New paragraph (fa) provides that rules under paragraph 11 may include provision which requires the seeking of the views of children in the circumstances where their parent is making a reference to the Tribunals. New paragraph (kb) provides that the rules may include provision enabling the decision of an authority as to whether a child aged 12 or over has capacity, or whether something would adversely impact their wellbeing, to be decided by a convener of a Tribunal alone, without holding a hearing. New paragraphs (kc) and (kd) provide that rules may include provision in relation to the practice and procedures relating to matters which will be decided by a convener alone, the determinations reached by a convener alone and applying the methods of disposal referred to in section 19(2) to such determinations.

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