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Education (Wales) Measure 2009

Section 11 - Advice and information (inserting a new section 28IC – Disability Discrimination Act 1995)

54.Subsection (1) of the new section 28IC places a duty on Local Education Authorities in Wales to arrange for any disabled child in their area and for any case friend for such child, to be given advice and information on matters relating to disability discrimination in schools.

55.Subsection (2) requires Local Education Authorities to have regard to any guidance given by the Welsh Ministers when making arrangements to provide advice and information to disabled children (or case friends).

56.Subsection (3) requires Local Education Authorities to comply with any provision made in regulations by the Welsh Ministers that relate to advice and information arrangements.

57.Subsection (4) places a duty on Local Education Authorities to make disabled children, parents of disabled children, head teachers and proprietors of schools in their area and such other persons as they consider appropriate, aware that advice and information services are available.

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