Children and Young People Bill
June 2013
Children and Young People Bill
• Consultation – 4 July to 25 September 2012
• Analysis of responses – 4 December 2012
• Sc...
Rights of Children and Young
People
• Place duties on Scottish Ministers to take
appropriate steps to further, promote and...
Rights of Children and Young
People
• Place a reporting duty on Scottish Ministers
and the wider public sector
• Extend th...
Wellbeing
• Provide a holistic definition ‘wellbeing’
(based on the SHANARRI Wellbeing
Indicators) that underpins the Bill...
Children’s Services
• Place duties on local authorities and health
board to prepare a children’s services plan
• Place a d...
Named Person
• Place duties on health boards to provide for
children from birth up to school age and on
local authorities ...
Child’s Plan
• Require health boards and local
authorities to ensure a Child’s Plan is
created for every child or young pe...
Early Learning and Childcare
• Place a duty on local authorities to provide a
minimum of 600 hours early learning and
chil...
Corporate Parenting
• Sets out a definition of corporate parenting
responsibilities
• Lists the bodies to which the term
‘...
Assistance for Care Leavers
• Place a requirement on local authorities to
assess whether a care leaver requesting
assistan...
Kinship Care Order
• Enhance support provided to kinship
carers who obtain an order under section
11(1) of the 1995 Act (w...
National Adoption Register
• Require all adoption agencies to provide
the Register with information on children
who ought ...
Other Provisions
• Amendments to the Children’s Hearings
(Scotland) Act 2011
• Amendments to the Criminal Procedure
(Scotl...
Introduction
• Bill introduced on 17th April
• Accompanying documents published
• Written call for evidence issued – close...
Contacts
You can contact the Bill team at:
childrenslegislation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
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Children and Young People Bill Update (2013 June) for the Scottish Transitions Forum

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This slide updates the Children and Young People Bill information as it moves into legislation in 2014. Focus was given to the areas concerning Transitions for Children with Additional Support Needs

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Children and Young People Bill Update (2013 June) for the Scottish Transitions Forum

  1. 1. Children and Young People Bill June 2013
  2. 2. Children and Young People Bill • Consultation – 4 July to 25 September 2012 • Analysis of responses – 4 December 2012 • Scottish Government Response – 22 March 2013 • Bill Introduced to Parliament on 17 April 2013
  3. 3. Rights of Children and Young People • Place duties on Scottish Ministers to take appropriate steps to further, promote and raise awareness and understanding of the rights of children and young people as set out in the UNCRC
  4. 4. Rights of Children and Young People • Place a reporting duty on Scottish Ministers and the wider public sector • Extend the powers of Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People
  5. 5. Wellbeing • Provide a holistic definition ‘wellbeing’ (based on the SHANARRI Wellbeing Indicators) that underpins the Bill’s provisions
  6. 6. Children’s Services • Place duties on local authorities and health board to prepare a children’s services plan • Place a duty on relevant public bodies to report collectively on outcomes for children and young people
  7. 7. Named Person • Place duties on health boards to provide for children from birth up to school age and on local authorities to provide for school children up to 18 or until they leave school. • Place a duty on relevant establishment to provide for children at independent/grant- aided school or in secure • Set out specific information-sharing provisions
  8. 8. Child’s Plan • Require health boards and local authorities to ensure a Child’s Plan is created for every child or young person who needs one • Place a duty on other public bodies to cooperate as required in the production and maintenance of the Child’s Plan
  9. 9. Early Learning and Childcare • Place a duty on local authorities to provide a minimum of 600 hours early learning and childcare to 3 and 4 year olds, looked after 2 year olds and 2 year olds subject to a kinship care order. • Place a duty on local authorities to consult with locally representative populations of parents to identify early learning and childcare needs and respond through published local plans or strategies.
  10. 10. Corporate Parenting • Sets out a definition of corporate parenting responsibilities • Lists the bodies to which the term ‘corporate parent’ applies • Places a duty on corporate parents to collaborate with each other and report on how they are exercising their corporate parenting responsibilities
  11. 11. Assistance for Care Leavers • Place a requirement on local authorities to assess whether a care leaver requesting assistance (up to and including the age of 25) has eligible needs which cannot be met through other means, and if so, provide such support as it considers necessary.
  12. 12. Kinship Care Order • Enhance support provided to kinship carers who obtain an order under section 11(1) of the 1995 Act (which will be designated a ‘kinship care order’). • Place a duty on local authorities to ensure that families in the early stages of distress who seek help are provided with appropriate forms of counselling
  13. 13. National Adoption Register • Require all adoption agencies to provide the Register with information on children who ought to be placed for adoption and prospective approved adoptive parents
  14. 14. Other Provisions • Amendments to the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 • Amendments to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 • Amendment to the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010
  15. 15. Introduction • Bill introduced on 17th April • Accompanying documents published • Written call for evidence issued – closes 26th July • Parliamentary stages • Commencement
  16. 16. Contacts You can contact the Bill team at: childrenslegislation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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