1906 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Announcement Date: 21st August 1906

Legislations and Policies

The Education of Defective Children (Scotland) Act.


The Education of Defective Children (Scotland) Act.  A permissive act allowing local school boards, either alone or in combination, to make special provision for the education and medical inspection of ‘epileptic, crippled or defective’ children between the ages of 5 and 16. ‘Defective’ defined as children “who, not being imbecile, and not being merely dull or backward, are, by reason of mental or physical defect incapable of receiving proper benefit from the instruction in the ordinary school”.