Introduction of the Children and Young People Bill to Parliament

Date: 18th April 2013
Category: General measures of implementation

Three and four year old children will, for the first time in Scotland, be entitled to 600 hours of funded early learning and childcare through the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill, published on Wednesday 17th April 2013.

The Bill proposes a range of measures which also include:

  • Looked after two year olds and those with a kinship care order will receive the same entitlement as three and four year olds
  • A named person for every child and young person from birth to safeguard and support their wellbeing, working with other bodies as required
  • Providing kinship carers with more support from local authorities to increase family stability.

View the Bill and accompanying documents

View the impact assessments on the Bill