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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 32 - Preparation of local carer strategy

100.This section sets out a non-exhaustive list of factors to which the local authority and relevant health board must have regard in preparing their local carer strategy. For instance, this includes the aims set out in section 9(2) of the 2014 Act. They are—


that children’s services are provided in a way which—

  • best safeguards, supports and promotes the wellbeing of children in the area concerned,

  • ensures that any action to meet needs is taken at the earliest appropriate time and that, where appropriate, action is taken to prevent needs arising,

  • is most integrated from the point of view of recipients, and

  • constitutes the best use of available resources, and


that services are provided in a way which, so far as consistent with the objects and proper delivery of the service concerned, safeguards, supports and promotes the wellbeing of children in the area concerned.

101.The list of factors also includes, amongst other things, the national health and wellbeing outcomes that are prescribed under section 5 of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014.

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