Do you know about the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill?
Useful Information about the Bill:
– Johann Lamont MSP launched a public consultation on her proposed Member’s Bill on 9th October 2019.
– The public consultation on the Bill will run until 22 January 2020.
– The Bill has been developed by Johann Lamont with support from Camphill Scotland and Inclusion Scotland.
More Background Information:
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.
Click here for the Consultation Document and Proposed Bill.
Submit a response to the consultation, and encourage others to do so too.