Section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980: guidance on making a complaint

Guidance to support those who are considering or who have made a complaint under Section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.


This guidance document explains the changes made by section 24 of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 and the Section 70 (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 to the process by which any interested party can make a complaint to the Scottish Ministers under section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. A complaint can be made under section 70 where any interested party believes that a responsible body (an education authority, managers of a school or any other educational establishment, or other persons) has failed to carry out a duty that they are required to carry out under an education related enactment.


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