A consultation is currently open on a bill to improve transitions for disabled children and young people into adulthood.
The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee has opened a consultation on the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill. (this link will take you away from our website) This bill has been put forward by Johann Lamont MSP with the aim of improving opportunities for disabled children and young people as they grow up.
It has been recognised that well managed transitions from child to adult care services are essential for people’s wellbeing. Amongst the measures in the bill are:
- A requirement for the Scottish Government to have a Transitions Strategy
- A Scottish Government minister to be in charge of transitions
- Local councils to have an individualised plan for each young person to support their transition
The Committee want to hear the views of people with lived experience as part of the bill process. As there is a Scottish Parliament election due in May, the bill may not have time to become law. However, all contributions are important and will help guide the next steps.
You can respond to the consultation on the Scottish Parliament’s website. (this link will take you away from our website) The consultation is open until the 11th of January.