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Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

Other provisions

15.Other provisions in the Act include:

  • powers to enable local authorities to make grants in respect of child care and family support and in some care services, make direct payments to children;

  • a power to enable local authorities in Scotland to employ nurses to provide nursing care in any residential accommodation they may provide;

  • a power to enable Scottish Ministers to delegate a power to make grants and loans for social work;

  • an amendment to section 29 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 dealing with local authority provision of after-care for children formerly looked after by local authorities;

  • an increase to the age limit of children for whom local authorities may pay discretionary maintenance allowance to relatives or friends who look after them;

  • a power to put beyond doubt that under a Child Protection Order granted under section 57 of the Children (Scotland) Act a child may be removed to a suitable place that is not medical premises; and

  • powers dealing with the appointment and payment of fees and expenses for safeguarders and training for safeguarders and Children’s Panel Advisory Committee members.

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