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Children (Scotland) Act 2020

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Duty to ensure availability of child advocacy services

79.Section 21 of the Act inserts section 100A into the 1995 Act and requires the Scottish Ministers to provide appropriate child advocacy services in relevant proceedings. Advocacy services are defined as support and representation of a child in relation to their involvement in the proceedings. Relevant proceedings are defined as proceedings in which the court is considering making an order under section 11(1) of the 1995 Act.

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