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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Regulations

This page lists the statutory instruments planned to be in place in time for the Carers Act going live on 1 April 2018. Hyperlinks will be added as regulations are published.

 

Scottish Statutory Instrument Purpose
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No.1) Regulations 2017 Brings into effect consequential amendments to update legal references in the Public Bodies (Joint Working ) (Scotland) Act 2014.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2 and Savings Provision) Regulations 2017 Brings into effect remaining provisions of the Carers Act in time for local eligibility criteria to be set from 1 October 2017; and for guidance and regulations to be made before the main provisions of the Act to come into effect on 1 April 2018.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Agreements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2017 Ensures that a kinship carer agreement with a local authority does not exclude someone from being seen as a carer under the Act (as long as they meet the other requirements of the definition).
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Prescribed Local Authority Functions etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 Adds the responsibility for setting local eligibility criteria to the list of functions that must be delegated to Integrated Joint Boards.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Prescribed Days) Regulations 2017 Sets 1 October 2017 as the start of the 6 month period for setting local elgibility criteria and sets the period for their first review at three years after publication.
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Prescribed Local Authority Functions etc.) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2017 Lists the remaining Local Authority functions under the Act that must be delegated to Integrated Joint Boards
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Prescribed Health Board Functions etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 Lists futher Health Board functions under the Act that may be delegated to Integrated Joint Boards.
 The Carer (Scotland) Act 2016 (Review of Adult Carer Support Plans and Young Carer Statements) Regulations 2018 To set out those circumstances which must always lead to a review of Adult Carer Support Plans and Young Carer Statements.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Short Breaks Services Statements) Regulations 2018 To require certain information to be included in short breaks services statements, and to set out when and how the statements are to be published and reviewed.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2018 To set out how the duties under the Carers Act should apply to carers already assessed and recieiving support.
The Carers (Waiving of Charges for Support) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 Technical - To update the legal references in the Carers (Waiving of charges for support) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 to take account of the Carers Act.
The Self-directed Support (Direct Payments (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 Technical - To update the legal references in the Self-directed Support (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 to take account of the Carers Act.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Adult Carers and Young Carers: Identification of Outcome sand Needs for Support) Regulations 2018 Sets out certain requirements for identification of outcomes and needs for support
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2018 Puts in place the powers to enable the regulations on identifican of otucomes and needs to be made.