Scottish Government are gathering views on the proposed Care Leaver Payment.

On 25 October 2023, the First Minister announced that young people transitioning from the care system into adulthood are to receive a one-off Care Leaver Payment of £2,000 to support them to move into adulthood and more independent living.

A public consultation on the Care Leaver Payment has been launched today. Scottish Government are asking that you consider providing an individual or organisational response. The consultation will close on 26 January 2024.

For online access to the consultation on Citizen Space please use the following link – Care Leaver Payment: Consultation on policy proposals – Scottish Government consultations – Citizen Space

Scottish Government will be holding engagement sessions specific to the Care Leaver Payment consultation and will provide further information in due course. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the Care Leaver Payment in more detail, please get in touch by emailing

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