This report summaries the responses that we received to the public consultation on the Draft of the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017. We have published the responses separately with respect to the handling permissions provided to us. Subject to final scrutiny and parliamentary approval, the Order is expected to come into force on 1 April 2017.
This is the second annual amendment to The Continuing Care (Scotland) Order 2015.
This Order will mean that Continuing Care applies to those young people in foster, kinship or residential care who ceased to be looked after aged between sixteen and nineteen years of age. Annual increases in the age range will follow until eventually the entitlement to remain in Continuing Care extends up to twenty-one years of age.
The consultation also allowed respondents to offer any additional comments on the Draft Order or Continuing Care more broadly. Some respondents used this opportunity so we have summarised the points raised and where appropriate offered a response.