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The Social Work (Residential Establishments-Child Care) (Scotland) Regulations 1987

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Social Work (Residential Establishments-Child Care) (Scotland) Regulations 1987 and shall come into force on 1st June 1988.


2.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

the Act” means the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968;

“care authority” means a local authority or voluntary organisation responsible for the welfare of a child where regulation 3 applies;

“child” means a person under the age of 18 years;

“local authority” means a regional or islands council;

“local health authority” means a health board set up under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(1);

“managers” means—


in the case of a voluntary organisation, the management committee to whom powers are delegated within the organisation for management of the residential establishment;


in the case of a local authority, those officers having delegated powers under section 2 of the Act, as read with section 56 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(2), for the management of the residential establishment;

“person in charge” means the person in charge of a residential establishment who is responsible to the managers of the residential establishment;

“registering authority” means the local authority with which the person carrying on any residential establishment is registered or is required to be registered for the purposes of section 62 of the Act;

“residential placement” means a placement to which Part III or IV of these Regulations applies.

(2) In these Regulations any reference to a numbered regulation or Schedule shall be construed as a reference to the regulation or Schedule bearing that number in these Regulations.


1973 c. 65; section 56 was amended by the Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 43), section 32.

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