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PE01470: Young Carer's Grant


Petitioner: Lauren King MSYP on behalf of Scottish Youth Parliament


Date Lodged: 17 February 2013

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish a Young Carer’s Grant for carers in full-time education or under the age of 18.

Petition History:


1 March 2013: The Committee took evidence from Lauren King MSYP. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA, the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance, local authorities and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. Link to Official Report 1 March 2013 (507KB pdf)

14 May 2013: The Committee agreed to write again to COSLA and those local authorities that have yet to respond. Link to Official Report 14 May 2013 (503KB pdf)

3 September 2013: The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Education and Culture Committee as the lead committee for the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill. Link to Official Report 3 September 2013 (587KB pdf)

27 January 2015: The Education and Culture Committee noted the petitioner's view that progress had been made in relation to the aims of the petition and agreed to close the petition. Link to Official Report 27 January 2015

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