Consultation on the Proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) Bill

Date: 29th October 2019
Category: Children with disabilities

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Closing date: 22nd January 2020

Johann Lamont MSP has launched a consultation on a draft proposal for a Bill to improve the outcomes for children and young people with a disability in their transition to adulthood.

The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill would give a right to a Transitions Plan to every child or young person with an impairment or long term health condition. Support with transitions would then remain in place until no longer needed, or the young person’s 26th birthday.

The Bill would also require the Scottish Government to introduce a national transitions strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people with a disability in the transition to adulthood and require the Scottish Government to appoint a Minister with special responsibility for transitions.

The purpose of this consultation is to provide a range of views on the subject matter of the proposed Bill, highlighting potential problems, suggesting improvements, and generally refining and developing the policy.

The Bill has been developed with support from Camphill Scotland, Camphill School Aberdeen and Ochil Tower School and Inclusion Scotland.