Assessing Young People for Continuing Care
Duty of local authority to assess need and provide support
81. Chapter 6 of Supporting Young People Leaving Care in Scotland: Regulations and Guidance on Services for Young People Ceasing to be Looked After by Local Authorities published in 2004 state that a local authority must carry out a pathway assessment for all currently looked after young people and every compulsorily supported person. The Pathways Handbook  materials were prepared to help local authorities carry out pathway assessments effectively and may be useful in completing a Welfare Assessment for Continuing Care. However, local authorities should always have regard to the particular statutory requirements for Welfare Assessments for Continuing Care which are set out in Articles 4 to 7 of The Continuing Care (Scotland) Order 2015.