The ALLIANCE comments on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Scotland Bill

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 6th September 2017
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Response to the Education and Skills Committee welcomes the proposals set out in the Bill as both required and proportionate.

The ALLIANCE has responded to a call for views from the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Scotland Bill.

The Bill looks to amend the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 on the provision of information in relation to the named person service and the preparation and implementation of child’s plans.

In responding to the committee, the ALLIANCE’s submission drew on feedback from a consultation event held on Monday 21 August, which gathered the views of parents, carers, and representatives of organisations that represent and support children and young people.

The response welcomes the proposals set out in the Bill, which we consider to be required and proportionate.

That said, the response highlights that further work is required to ensure that any mandatory code of practice on information sharing is both clear and accessible. It will need to be supported by revised Statutory Guidance, clear national practice guidance and materials, and accessible information for children, young people and parents.


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