Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018: consultation

Consultation on the draft of the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018.

Consultation On Draft Secondary Legislation Amending The Continuing Care (Scotland) Order 2015

Children and Families Directorate
Care and Protection Division

T: 0131-244-3507

All Corporate Parents
Stakeholder Representatives

16 October 2017

Dear All,

Consultation On Draft Secondary Legislation Amending The Continuing Care (Scotland) Order 2015

I enclose a draft version of The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018, which is the most recent in the series of planned annual amendment Orders, for your information and to invite any comments.

This draft Order will further increase the higher age limit for persons eligible for continuing care from nineteen to twenty years of age from April 2018 to ensure that the current cohort of young people continue to be eligible as they increase in age, until the duty to provide continuing care extends to all persons eligible from 16 to 21 years of age. This order will be made using powers inserted into section 26A of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 by Part 11 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”).

The Explanatory Notes that accompany the draft Order explain the provisions and are in line with our policy intention, stated during development of the 2014 Act, of increasing the higher age limit on an annual basis. I have also provided a summary in Annex A as a reminder of the provisions included in the 2014 Act and what is set out in secondary legislation.

The consultation is available on the Scottish Government website here: Please send any comments using the website or by email to me at by Monday 13 November 2017. Unless you state otherwise your response will be made public but if you ask for your response not to be published we treat it as confidential.

You should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and must consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Louise Piaskowski
Policy Officer


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Telephone: Central Enquiries Unit 0300 244 4000

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