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Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Authentication of children’s hearings documents

81.Rule 98(1) of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Rules of Procedure in Children’s Hearings) Rules 2013 (“the 2013 Rules”) states that any order, warrant to secure the attendance of a child, notice, report, record or other writing required to be made, granted, given or kept by the children’s hearing or pre-hearing panel or chairing member of that hearing under or by virtue of those Rules is sufficiently authenticated if it is signed by the chairing member of the relevant children’s hearing or pre-hearing panel.

82.Paragraph 9 of schedule 3 modifies rule 98(1) of the 2013 Rules to also enable the Principal Reporter to authenticate documents as mentioned in that rule.

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