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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

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3.The Act comprises 46 sections and is divided into eight parts as follows—

  • Part 1 – Key definitions

  • Part 2 – Adult carer support plans and young carer statements

  • Part 3 – Provision of support to carers

  • Part 4 – Carer involvement

  • Part 5 – Local carer strategies

  • Part 6 – Information and advice for carers

  • Part 7 – General provision

  • Part 8 – Final provisions

4.The Act also includes one schedule setting out consequential modifications including repeals of other enactments.

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