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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 63 – Direct payments: sub-delegation to councils

145.The section amends section 12B(6) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. The amendment allows regulations made under section 12B to be more flexible by enabling them to include provisions delegating functions (including decision-making functions) to local authorities. For example, the new power could be used to allow local authorities to determine whether exceptional circumstances exist which would justify using direct payments to employ a close relative in a particular case.

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