Scottish Government Response to 'Carers Legislation - Consultation on Proposals - January 2014'

On 22 January 2014 the Scottish Government launched 'Carers Legislation - Consultation on Proposals'. The consultation ran for 12 weeks and closed on 16 April 2014.




3. The child's plan is provided for under section 33 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. A child requires a child's plan if the child has a wellbeing need and if:

(a) the need is not capable of being met, or met fully, by the taking of action other than a targeted intervention in relation to the child and

(b) the need, or the remainder of the need, is capable of being met, or met to some extent, by one or more targeted interventions in relation to the child.

4. The Carers Bill will define 'responsible authority'. The Scottish Government proposal is that the authority which is responsible for preparing a YCS should be the same authority that provides the named person service under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 in respect of the young carer in question.






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