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Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 32 – Provision of information to the Scottish Social Services Council

146.This section inserts new sections 57A and 57B into the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.

147.The new section 57A requires the employer of a social service worker to inform the Scottish Social Services Council where the social service worker has been dismissed on grounds of misconduct or has resigned or abandoned their position in circumstances where there would have been grounds for their dismissal. The employer must also provide the Council with an account of the circumstances.

148.The new section 57B requires that the employer of a social service worker will provide to the Council any information as respects that worker that the Council requires in the pursuit of its functions.

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