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The Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Excepted Services) Regulations 2012

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Excepted Services) Regulations 2012 and come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

(2) In these Regulations “the Act” means the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

Support services

2.  There is excepted from the definition of “support service” in paragraph 1 of schedule 12 to the Act any service which consists wholly of one or more of the following:—

(a)field social work;

(b)counselling, other than counselling which is provided in residential accommodation as part of a planned programme of care; or

(c)a service providing assistance to a person to enable that person to prepare for, obtain, or engage in any work.

Nurse agencies

3.  There is excepted from the definition of “nurse agency” in paragraph 4 of schedule 12 to the Act, any service provided by a health body or the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service(1) acting in exercise of functions conferred by the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(2).

Day care of children

4.  There is excepted from the definition of “day care of children” in paragraph 13 of schedule 12 to the Act any service unless its primary purpose is the provision of care to children.

NICOLA STURGEON

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

7th February 2012

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