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Legislation protecting people in care Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

The main aim of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 is to improve standards of social care services.

The Act meant that far more care services and staff came under scrutiny and had to conform to established standards.

Failure of a care service or an individual to comply with the Act and associated regulations means they can be de-registered and no longer able to provide services.

The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017

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