This report summarises the responses that were received to the public consultation on the Draft of the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018. 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 2018.
This is the third 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 twenty 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 allowed respondents to offer any additional comments on the Draft Order or Continuing Care more broadly. We have summarised the points raised by respondents and where appropriate offered a response.