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GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE 'COMPLAINTS CONCERNING FUNCTIONS RELATING TO THE NAMED PERSON AND CHILD'S PLAN' - WEB ONLY

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE 'COMPLAINTS CONCERNING FUNCTIONS RELATING TO THE NAMED PERSON AND CHILD'S PLAN' - WEB ONLY

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ISBN: 9781785449604

This Scottish Government response sets out how Scottish Ministers have considered the findings of the consultation exercise in producing the Order setting out the consultation procedure for Parliamentary consideration, as well as the plans for developing and publishing guidance to accompany the Order.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government launched the 'Consultation on Complaints Concerning Functions Relating to the Named Person and Child’s Plan’ on 4 September 2015. This covered the powers of the Scottish Government to introduce a complaints procedure to cover the exercise of functions under Parts 4 and 5 of the Children and Young (People) Scotland Act 2014. It complemented the consultation on the statutory guidance on the functions of those two Parts of the Act, which was held between March and May of 2015.

The consultation on the complaints procedure closed on 30 October 2015. The findings of the consultation have been analysed and a report has been published on the Scottish Government website on 12 January 2016. This Scottish Government response sets out how Scottish Ministers have

considered the findings of the consultation exercise in producing the Order setting out the consultation procedure for Parliamentary consideration, as well as the plans for developing and publishing guidance to accompany the Order.