Looked After Children and Young People CYP 2014 Act Guidance

Author: Scottish Government
Category: Looked after children

29th November 2016

Both pieces of guidance have been published during November 2016 and relate to Part 10 (Aftercare) and Part 11 (Continuing Care) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Guidance on Part 10 (Aftercare)

This guidance provides managers and practitioners working with looked after children and care leavers with information about the changes to Aftercare advice, guidance and assistance as introduced by Part 10 (Aftercare) of the 2014 Act and how these duties should be delivered. These duties came into force on 1 April 2015.

This guidance should be read alongside other relevant legislation and guidance including for the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Part 9 (Corporate Parenting); Part 11 (Continuing Care); section 96 (Assessment of wellbeing); and other relevant parts as these are commenced.

Guidance on Part 11 (Continuing Care)

This guidance provides corporate parents, managers, practitioners and carers who support looked after children and care leavers with information advice about Continuing Care, which is a new status established by the 2014 Act and is a significant change to both legislation and policy in Scotland. Continuing Care duties came into force on 1 April 2015.

The aim of Continuing Care is to provide young people with a more graduated transition out of care, reducing the risk of multiple simultaneous disruptions occurring in their lives while maintaining supportive relationships.