Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, on 19 June 2017.

The Bill seeks 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.

Read the Bill and accompanying documents, including the policy memorandum and details of the financial impact of the Bill. 

The Bill provides for a Code of Practice that will be used by organisations/individuals within those organisations responsible for deciding whether they hold relevant information and whether they should share it. An illustrative draft of the Codes of Practice has been published alongside the Bill and can be found on the Scottish Government's website

SPICe Briefings

SPICe Briefing 20 September 2017 (264KB pdf)

SPICe Survey Results 20 September 2017 (435KB pdf)

Stage 1

The Education and Skills Committee has been designated the lead committee for this bill.


The timetable for taking evidence will be finalised in due course.


The Committee's call for evidence opened June, the call for evidence closed on 25 August and the the survey closed 8th September. Read the written submissions at the link below.


Letter from Deputy First minister in reply to the Conveners letter of 7 June 2017 regarding Stage 2 and 3 Bill amendments and the consultation on the code of practice (page 3 of letter)

 Letter from the Convener to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills regarding the Code of  Practice.