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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Key Definitions
Section 46 – Social services

80.This section defines “social services” for the purposes of Part 5.

Section 47 – Care services

81.Subsection (1) sets out the range of “care services” which will be regulated by SCSWIS.

82.Subsection (2) gives effect to schedule 12 which defines the care services listed in subsection (1).

Section 48 – Social work services

83.This section defines what is meant by “social work services” and “social work services functions” for the purposes of Part 5 of this Act. It also gives effect to schedule 13 which specifies enactments within which those social work services functions are contained.

Section 49 – Power to modify key definitions

84.This section gives Scottish Ministers a power, following consultation, to change, by affirmative order, the definition of any social service. The power may be used to add to or remove from the range of defined services and to amend the definitions themselves.

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