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19(1)The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 is amended as follows.
(2)In section 36(3) (persons who must notify local authority where child provided with residential accommodation)—
(a)sub-paragraph (ii), and the word “or” immediately preceding that sub-paragraph, are repealed; and
(b)after paragraph (c) there is added— “; and
(d)any person providing a care home service (as defined by section 2(3) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8)).”.
(3)In section 38(1)(b) (short-term refuges for children at risk of harm)—
(a)for the words from “carries on” to “that Act)” there is substituted “provides a care home service (as defined by section 2(3) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8))”;
(b)for the words “that establishment” there is substituted “the accommodaton in question”; and
(c)for the word “establishment”, where it occurs for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth times, there is in each case substituted “accommodation”.
(4)In section 93(1) (interpretation of Part II of that Act), in the definition of “secure accommodation”—
(a)after the word “approved” there is inserted “by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with regulations made under section 29(9)(a) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8) or”; and
(b)the words “section 60(1)(bb) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 or under” are repealed.
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