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Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

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70Amendment of Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968: direct payments to children for care services

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In section 12B of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49) (direct payments in respect of community care services)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a)—

(i)the words from “have decided” to “care service” become sub-paragraph (i); and

(ii)for the words “within the meaning of section 5A of this Act,” there is substituted the word “; or” and the following sub-paragraph—

(ii)have a duty to provide a service to him under section 22(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36) (promotion of welfare of children in need) other than a service which comprises giving assistance in cash;; and

(b)at the end there is added—

(7)The definition of “community care service” in section 5A of this Act shall, with the modification mentioned in subsection (8) below, apply for the purposes of this section as that definition applies for the purposes of that section.

(8)The modification is that the words “, other than services for children,” in the definition shall be disregarded..

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