Carers (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about carers, including the identification of carers’ needs for support through adult carer support plans and young carer statements; the provision of support to carers; the enabling of carer involvement in certain services; the preparation of local carer strategies; the establishment of information and advice services for carers; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport on 9 March 2015 and was passed by the Parliament on 4 February 2016.


Stage 1

Lead Committee: Health and Sport

Dates of consideration by lead Committee:

24 March 2015

5 May 2015

12 May 2015 (evidence)

2 June 2015

23 June 2015 (evidence)

8 September 2015

10th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Carers (Scotland) Bill

Dates of consideration by other Committees:

18 March 2015 (Finance)

28 April 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

13 May 2015 (Finance)

3 June 2015 (Finance)

17 June 2015 (Finance)

30 September 2015 (Finance)

7 October 2015 (Finance)

Report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on the Bill at Stage 1

Report by the Finance Committee on the Financial Memorandum

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 9 March 2016.