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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 KEY DEFINITIONS

    1. “Carer”, “young carer” and “adult carer”

      1. 1.Meaning of “carer”

      2. 2.Meaning of “young carer”

      3. 3.Meaning of “adult carer”

    2. “Personal outcomes” etc.

      1. 4.Meaning of “personal outcomes”

      2. 5.Meaning of “identified personal outcomes” and “identified needs”

  3. PART 2 ADULT CARER SUPPORT PLANS AND YOUNG CARER STATEMENTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 ADULT CARER SUPPORT PLANS

      1. Duty to prepare adult carer support plan

        1. 6.Duty to prepare adult carer support plan

        2. 7.Adult carers of terminally ill cared-for persons

        3. 8.Adult carers: identification of outcomes and needs for support

      2. Content and review of adult carer support plan

        1. 9.Content of adult carer support plan

        2. 10.Review of adult carer support plans

      3. Provision of information about plan

        1. 11.Adult carer support plan: provision of information to carer etc.

    2. CHAPTER 2 YOUNG CARER STATEMENTS

      1. Duty to prepare young carer statement

        1. 12.Duty to prepare young carer statement

        2. 13.Young carers of terminally ill cared-for persons

        3. 14.Young carers: identification of outcomes and needs for support

      2. Content and review of young carer statement

        1. 15.Content of young carer statement

        2. 16.Review of young carer statements

      3. Provision of information about statement

        1. 17.Young carer statement: provision of information to carer etc.

      4. Continuation of young carer statement

        1. 18.Continuation of young carer statement

      5. Meaning of responsible authority: young carers

        1. 19.Responsible authority: general

        2. 20.Responsible authority: special cases

  4. PART 3 PROVISION OF SUPPORT TO CARERS

    1. CHAPTER 1 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

      1. Local eligibility criteria

        1. 21.Duty to set local eligibility criteria

        2. 22.Publication and review of criteria

      2. National eligibility criteria

        1. 23.National eligibility criteria

    2. CHAPTER 2 DUTY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO CARERS

      1. 24.Duty to provide support

      2. 25.Provision of support to carers: breaks from caring

      3. 26.Charging for support provided to carers

  5. PART 4 CARER INVOLVEMENT

    1. 27.Duty to involve carers in carer services

    2. 28.Carer involvement in hospital discharge of cared-for persons

    3. 29.Involvement of, assistance to and collaboration with carers

    4. 30.Care assessments: duty to take account of care and views of carers

  6. PART 5 LOCAL CARER STRATEGIES

    1. 31.Duty to prepare local carer strategy

    2. 32.Preparation of local carer strategy

    3. 33.Publication and review of local carer strategy

  7. PART 6 INFORMATION AND ADVICE FOR CARERS

    1. Information and advice service

      1. 34.Information and advice service for carers

    2. Short breaks services statements

      1. 35.Short breaks services statements

    3. Carers’ charter

      1. 36.Carers’ charter

  8. PART 7 GENERAL PROVISION

    1. Guidance and directions

      1. 37.Guidance and directions to local authorities

      2. 38.Guidance and directions to health boards and directing authorities

    2. Assistance to and by voluntary organisations etc.

      1. 39.Financial and other assistance to voluntary organisations etc.

      2. 40.Assistance by voluntary organisations etc.

  9. PART 8 FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. 41.Interpretation

    2. 42.Regulations

    3. 43.Ancillary provision

    4. 44.Consequential modifications

    5. 45.Commencement

    6. 46.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE

      CONSEQUENTIAL MODIFICATIONS

      1. 1.Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

      2. 2.Children (Scotland) Act 1995

      3. 3.Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002

      4. 4.Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

      5. 5.Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

      6. 6.Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

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