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Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 4 – Reference by certain other persons

11.This enables the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care, the Scottish Social Services Council and the General Teaching Council for Scotland to refer individuals to the list. The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care regulates a range of care services for children in Scotland including daycare for children and childminders. This covers referrals for childminders and managers where there is no employing child care organisation to make a referral under section 2. The Scottish Social Services Council will maintain a register of social workers and other social service workers and the General Teaching Council for Scotland maintains a register of teachers.

12.This section also confers power on the Scottish Ministers to make an order extending the type of persons who may refer individuals under this section. This allows for other regulatory bodies to be added if and when it is considered appropriate to do so.

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