Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018

Amendment of Education (Welfare) Act 2000

10. The Education (Welfare) Act 2000 is amended—

(a) in subsection (1) of section 23, by the insertion of “and publish” after “in accordance with subsection (2),”, and

(b) in section 26, by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) (a) The Child and Family Agency may appoint a person to appeal a decision to which paragraph (a) or (c) of subsection (1) of section 29 of the Act of 1998 applies and accordingly a reference in the said subsection (1) to ‘parent of the student’ or ‘student’ shall be construed as including a reference to the person appointed by the Child and Family Agency in accordance with this paragraph.

(b) A person appointed under paragraph (a) shall—

(i) be independent of the Child and Family Agency,

(ii) have such experience, qualifications, training or expertise, as the Child and Family Agency considers appropriate, and

(iii) in carrying out his or her functions, have regard to the best interests of the student concerned.”.