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The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 31st May 2001 and received Royal Assent on 5th July 2001
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and the Scottish Social Services Council; to make provision for the registration and regulation of care services and for the registration, regulation and training of social service workers; to enable local authorities to make grants in respect of activities relating to child care and family support and to make direct payments to children in respect of certain care services; to enable the Scottish Ministers to delegate a power to make certain grants and loans for social work; to make further provision as respects payments by local authorities towards maintenance of certain children residing with and being cared for by persons other than their parents; to enable local authorities to provide and maintain residential accommodation in which nursing is provided; to make further provision as respects persons who have been looked after by local authorities; to amend the definition of “place of safety” in the Children (Scotland) Act 1995; to make further provision as respects the appointment for children of curators ad litem, reporting officers and safeguarders; and for connected purposes.
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