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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Analysis of Consultation on The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Analysis of Consultation on The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

ISBN: 9781788516594

Analysis report of the consultation on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 made under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Executive Summary

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.