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Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill

Overview

The Bill as introduced aims to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people as they grow up. This Bill considers children to be under 18 and young people to be between 18 and 26.

Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP introduced the Bill because she thinks disabled children and young people need extra support to help them transition to adulthood. This will help them have the same opportunities as other children and young people.

The Bill would require:

  • the Scottish Government to have a strategy explaining how they are going to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people
  • a Scottish Government minister to be in charge of improving opportunities for disabled children and young people moving into adulthood
  • local authorities to have plans for each disabled child and young person as they move into adulthood

Johann Lamont introduced this Bill in Session 5, however it fell at the Parliament’s dissolution on 5 May 2021 

The Bill is at Stage 1


Contents


Overview

The Bill as introduced aims to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people as they grow up. This Bill considers children to be under 18 and young people to be between 18 and 26.

Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP introduced the Bill because she thinks disabled children and young people need extra support to help them transition to adulthood. This will help them have the same opportunities as other children and young people.

The Bill would require:

  • the Scottish Government to have a strategy explaining how they are going to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people
  • a Scottish Government minister to be in charge of improving opportunities for disabled children and young people moving into adulthood
  • local authorities to have plans for each disabled child and young person as they move into adulthood

Johann Lamont introduced this Bill in Session 5, however it fell at the Parliament’s dissolution on 5 May 2021

You can find out more in the Explanatory Notes document prepared on behalf of Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP that explains the Bill.

 

Why the Bill was created

Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP thinks there is not enough support for disabled children and young people when they transition to adulthood.

The Bill aims to make sure that there are structures in place to support disabled children and young people at that time in their lives.

You can find out more in the Policy Memorandum document prepared on behalf of Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP that explains the Bill.