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PE01420: To recognise the real value of kinship carers and give them parity with foster carers across Scotland

People Communities

Petitioner: Teresa McNally on behalf of Clacks Kinship Carers

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 01 March 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take action to ensure that all councils across Scotland pay kinship carers the recommended allowance (as suggested in the Scottish Government’s Local Government Concordat for 2008-2011 ) and that any such allowance should be ring fenced, with resourced support equable with fosters carers.

Petition History:

Summary:

20 March 2012: The Committee took evidence from Teresa McNally, May Barker and Susan Douglas, Clacks Kinship Carers and agreed to consider a paper by the clerk at its next meeting.Link to Official Report 20 March 2012 (429KB pdf)

17 April 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Education and Culture Committee, under Rule 15.6.2, for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 17 April 2012 (473KB pdf)

8 May 2012: The Education and Culture Committee considered Petition PE1420 by Teresa McNally, on behalf of Clacks Kinship Carers, on recognising the real value of kinship carers and giving them parity with foster carers across Scotland. The Committee agreed to consider the issues raised in the petition as part of its planned evidence session on kinship carers and to invite further written evidence from the petitioner. Link to Official Report 8 May 2012 (395KB pdf)

18 September 2012: The Education and Culture Committee considered petition PE1420 by Teresa McNally, on behalf of Clacks Kinship Carers, on recognising the real value of kinship carers and giving them parity with foster carers across Scotland. The Committee agreed to keep the petition open and to seek further evidence. Link to Official Report 18 September 2012 (490KB pdf)

In 2013, the Education and Culture Committee considered the petition as part of its consideration of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill. The Committee's report was published on 14 November 2013.

8 March 2016: The Education and Culture Committee agreed to close the petition on the grounds that its aims have been met. Link to Official Report 8 March 2016

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