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Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

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51 Appeal against decision of CouncilS

[F1(ZA1)This section does not apply in relation to a person registered as a temporary social worker or applications for registration as a temporary social worker.]

[F2(A1)Where—

(a)a person is given notice under subsection (2C) of section 46 of this Act of a decision to grant an application for registration under this Part subject to conditions;

(b)the person makes such representations as are mentioned in subsection (2E) of that section; and

(c)the Council confirms the decision,

the person may, within fourteen days after such confirmation is given, appeal to the sheriff against the decision.

(A2)Where—

(a)a person is given notice under subsection (2C) of section 46 of this Act of a decision to grant an application for registration under this Part subject to conditions; and

(b)no representations such as are mentioned in subsection (2E) of that section are made,

the person may, within fourteen days after service of the notice, appeal to the sheriff against the decision.

(A3)Where a person is given notice under subsection (2C) of section 46 of this Act of a decision to refuse an application for registration under this Part, the person may, within fourteen days after service of the notice, appeal to the sheriff against the decision.

(A4)Where—

(a)a person is given notice under section 47(1) of this Act of a decision mentioned in that section;

(b)the person makes such representations as are mentioned in section 48(1) of this Act; and

(c)the Council confirms the decision,

the person may, within fourteen days after such confirmation is given, appeal to the sheriff against the decision.

(A5)Where—

(a)a person is given notice under section 47(1) of this Act of a decision mentioned in that section; and

(b)no representations such as are mentioned in section 48(1) of this Act are made,

the person may, within fourteen days after service of the notice, appeal to the sheriff against the decision.]

[F3(1)A person who—

(a)has been given notice under subsection (2) of section 50 of this Act of a decision mentioned in that subsection; F4...

(b)has been given notice of a decision of the Council under Part 3 of the General Systems Regulations in respect of an aptitude test, or period of adaptation, in connection with the person’s becoming permitted, by virtue of that Part of those Regulations, to have access to, and to pursue, the profession of social worker in the United Kingdom, [F5or]

[F6(c)has been given notice of a decision under regulation 67 of the General Systems Regulations to send an alert about the person,]

may, within fourteen days after [F7service of the notice], appeal to the sheriff against the decision.]

(2)On [F8an appeal under this section] the sheriff may—

(a)confirm the decision; F9...

(b)direct that it shall not have effect [F10or, in the case of an appeal under subsection (1)(c), direct that the alert be withdrawn or amended] [F11, or

(c)direct that it shall not have effect and make such other order as the sheriff thinks fit].

(3)The sheriff shall also have power, on such an appeal—

(a)to vary any condition which, by virtue of section 46 of this Act, is in force in respect of the person;

(b)to direct that any such condition shall cease to have effect; or

(c)to direct that a condition which the sheriff thinks fit to impose shall have effect in respect of the person.

Textual Amendments

F1S. 51(ZA1) inserted (temp.) (25.3.2020) by virtue of Coronavirus Act 2020 (c. 7), s. 87(1), Sch. 6 para. 1(8) (with ss. 88-90)

Commencement Information

I1S. 51 wholly in force at 1.4.2002, see s. 81(2)-(4) and S.S.I. 2002/162, art. 2(e) (subject to arts. 3-13)

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