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PE1958: Extend aftercare for previously looked after young people, and remove the continuing care age cap

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to:

  • Extend aftercare provision in Scotland to ‘previously looked after’ young people who left care before their 16th birthday, on the basis of individual need;
  • Extend continuing care throughout Care Experienced people’s lives, on the basis of individual need; and
  • Ensure Care Experienced people are able to enjoy lifelong rights and achieve equality with non-Care Experienced people. This includes ensuring that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the findings of The Promise are fully implemented in Scotland.

Petitioner: Jasmin-Kasaya Pilling on behalf of Who Cares? Scotland

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 09 August 2022

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Official Report of Meeting 07 December 2022

PE1958/B: Petitioner submission of 24 October 2022   (183.9KB, pdf)