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(1)There shall be a body corporate, to be known as the Scottish Social Services Council (in the following provisions of this Act referred to as “the Council”), which—
(a)shall exercise the functions conferred on it by this Act or any other enactment; and
(b)shall have the general duty of promoting high standards—
(i)of conduct and practice among social service workers; and
(ii)in their education and training.
(2)The Council shall, in the exercise of its functions, act—
(a)in accordance with any directions in writing given to it by the Scottish Ministers;
(b)under the general guidance of the Scottish Ministers; and
(c)in a manner which encourages equal opportunities and in particular the observance of the equal opportunity requirements.
(3)Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the Council.
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