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(1)Any person who, with intent to deceive, while not registered in any relevant register as—
(a)a social worker, takes or uses the title of social worker, or purports in any other way to be a social worker; or
(b)a social service worker of such other description as may be prescribed, takes or uses the title of that description of social service worker, or purports in any other way to be a social service worker of that description,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
(2)For the purposes of subsection (1) above, a register is a relevant register if it is—
(a)the register maintained by the Council under this Part; or
(b)such register as may be prescribed, being a register maintained under a provision of the law of England and Wales or of Northern Ireland which appears to the Scottish Ministers to correspond to section 44(1) of this Act.
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