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(1)In this Act—

  • 1968 Act” means the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968,

  • 1995 Act” means the Children (Scotland) Act 1995,

  • 2014 Act” means the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014,

  • adult carer” has the meaning given by section 3,

  • adult carer support plan” has the meaning given by section 6,

  • carer” has the meaning given by section 1,

  • directing authority” has the meaning given by section 45 of the 2014 Act,

  • grant-aided school” has the meaning given by section 20(5),

  • “health board” (except in section 28) means a health board constituted under section 2(1)(a) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978,

  • identified needs”, in relation to a carer, has the meaning given by section 5(2),

  • identified personal outcomes”, in relation to a carer, has the meaning given by section 5(1),

  • independent school” has the meaning given by section 20(5),

  • local eligibility criteria” has the meaning given by section 21(2),

  • named person”, in relation to a young carer, has the meaning given by section 32 of the 2014 Act,

  • national eligibility criteria” has the meaning given by section 23(2),

  • personal outcomes” has the meaning given by section 4,

  • public school” has the meaning given by section 20(5),

  • relevant authority” has the meaning given by section 1(4),

  • relevant carers” has the meaning given by section 31(5),

  • “responsible authority”, for the purposes of Chapter 2 of Part 2 (young carer statements), has the meaning given by sections 19 and 20,

  • responsible local authority”, in relation to a carer, means the local authority for the area in which the cared-for person resides,

  • terminally ill”, in relation to a cared-for person, has the meaning given by section 7(2),

  • young carer” has the meaning given by section 2,

  • young carer statement” has the meaning given by section 12.

(2)In this Act references to the provision of support by a responsible local authority include references to support the provision of which is secured by the authority.

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