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


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


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill is at Stage 1

The lead committee for this Bill is the Education, Children and Young People Committee

Find out more about this committee

Submit your views

There are four ways you could let the Committee know your views on the proposals in this Bill.

Complete a short survey

Respond a detailed consultation

Respond to a British Sign Language (BSL) version of the consultation

Please share your views before the surveys and consultations close on 27 October 2022.

Work by other committees

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Scrutiny of Financial Memorandum

Committee report

The lead committee will publish its report in due course.

Responses to the report will follow.