Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

 

Objective of the Bill

The Bill’s Policy Memorandum states that:

"It is the aspiration of the Scottish Government for Scotland to be the best place to grow up in. The objective of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill is to make real this ambition by putting children and young people at the heart of planning and delivery of services and ensuring their rights are respected across the public sector."

Kindergarten teacher reading to children in library 

For further information on the Bill and its accompanying documents, please see the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill page.

Evidence

Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for written evidence on 8 May 2013.

Read the written submissions received

Oral evidence

The Committee took oral evidence on the key themes of the Bill between 25 June 2013 and 8 October 2013.

Read the Official Report of the Education and Culture Committee meetings

Work By Other Committees

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

The Local Government and Regeneration Committee reported on 26 September 2013.

Read the Committee Memorandum (98KB pdf)

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reported on 3 October 2013.

Read the Committee Report

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee reported on 1 October 2013.

Read the Committee Report

Report

The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill on 14 November 2013.

11th Report, 2013 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Debate

The Stage 1 Debate took place on 21 November 2013.

Read the Official Report of the Stage 1 Debate

Additional Information

The following documents were received from the Scottish Government.

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC):

Revised financial implications of early learning and childcare (Part 6 of the Bill):

Delegated powers under the Bill:

Factual questions asked by the Committee about the Bill:

Follow-up questions asked by the Committee on the rights of children (Part 1 of the Bill) and finances: 

School closures (Part 12 of the Bill):

Response to the Committee's Stage 1 Report:

Aftercare amendments at Stage 2 (Part 8 of the Bill):

Early learning and childcare for 2 year olds (Part 6 of the Bill):

Child performance licensing restrictions:

Children and Young People Act

The Acting Minister for Children and Young People wrote to the Committee with an update on Part 13 (Support for Kinship Care).