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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 67: Saving: disclosure of information and records

130.Section 67 prevents the state disclosure system from prejudicing any other power which exists elsewhere to disclose information or make records available. For instance, the Act does not affect the police’s common law powers to make a community disclosure to a parent, carer or guardian of a child who is requesting information about someone involved in their family life, specifically if they are concerned that the person might be a child sexual offender.(7)

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