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Interpretation

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

the Act” means the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978;

“adopters” means the persons who have adopted or intend to adopt a child or, where there is only one such person, that person;

“adoption agency” means a local authority or an approved adoption society within the meaning of the Act;

“adoption panel” means a panel established in accordance with regulation 7 of the Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 1996(1);

“attendance allowance” means an allowance under section 64 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2);

“child benefit” means a benefit under section 141 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

“disability living allowance” means an allowance under section 71 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

“fostering allowance” means the amount of money paid by way of an allowance for a child placed with a foster carer under regulation 9 of the Fostering of Children (Scotland) Regulations 1996(3);

“income support” means income support under section 124 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

“jobseeker’s allowance” means an allowance under section 1 of the Jobseekers Act 1995(4).

(2) In these Regulations any reference to a numbered regulation is to the regulation in these Regulations bearing that number, and any reference in a regulation to a numbered paragraph is to the paragraph of that regulation bearing that number.

(1)

S.I. 1996/3266.

(3)

S.I. 1996/3263.