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Further provision about orders under section 11(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995S


21Duty to ensure availability of child advocacy servicesS

(1)The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 is modified as follows.

(2)After section 100 insert—

100ADuty to ensure availability of child advocacy services

(1)The Scottish Ministers must make such provision as they consider necessary and sufficient to ensure that all children concerned in relevant proceedings have access to appropriate child advocacy services.

(2)In this section—

  • child advocacy services” means services of support and representation provided for the purposes of assisting a child in relation to the child's involvement in relevant proceedings,

  • relevant proceedings” means proceedings in which the court is considering making an order under section 11(1)..