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Bills and Laws

Proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill


Draft proposal

Date lodged: 20 September 2021

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill to require the Scottish Ministers to introduce, and to implement, a statutory National Transitions Strategy to improve outcomes for disabled children and young people in the transition to adulthood; to require the Scottish Ministers to assign to a member of the Scottish Government, or to a junior Scottish Minister, special responsibility in relation to the exercise of their functions under the legislation; and to require local authorities to introduce a transitions plan for each disabled child and young person to ensure that each disabled child and young person receives appropriate care and support before, and during, the transition to adulthood.

Proposed Children and Young People Transitions to Adulthood (Scotland) Bill Statement of Reasons

The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee, at its meeting on 2 November 2021, was satisfied with the reasons given by the member for not consulting on the draft proposal.


Final proposal

Date lodged: 09 November 2021

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill to require the Scottish Ministers to introduce, and to implement, a statutory National Transitions Strategy to improve outcomes for disabled children and young people in the transition to adulthood; to require the Scottish Ministers to assign to a member of the Scottish Government, or to a junior Scottish Minister, special responsibility in relation to the exercise of their functions under the legislation; and to require local authorities to introduce a transitions plan for each disabled child and young person to ensure that each disabled child and young person receives appropriate care and support before, and during, the transition to adulthood.


MSPs who supported the proposal

Total supporters 59

Right to introduce Member's Bill Secured