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Education (Welfare) Act 2000


  An act to provide for the entitlement of every child in the state to a certain minimum education, and, for that purpose, to provide for the registration of children receiving education in places other than recognised schools, the compulsory attendance of certain children at recognised schools, the establishment of a body, to be known as the National educational welfare board or, in the irish language, an bord na´ isiu´ nta leasa oideachais, the coordination of its activities and those of certain other persons in so far as they relate to matters connected with school attendance, the identification of the causes of non-attendance on the part of certain students and the adoption of measures for its prevention, to repeal the School Attendance Acts, 1926 to 1967, to permit the supply of data relating to a person’s educational history to certain persons, to provide for the amendment of the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1996, and to provide for matters connected therewith.