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Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill: The Scottish Government’s response to the consultation, 10/10/11 [S]

The Scottish Government has published its response to the consultation on a draft Bill on Self-directed Support which ran from Dec 2010 - March 2011.

The Social Care (Self directed Support) (Scotland) Bill has been included in the Scottish Government's Programme form Government 2011/12. If enacted by the Parliament, the Bill would mean that in implementing reshaping care, health and social care integration and a range of other strategies and policies, local authorities would be under a legal requirement to ensure that self-directed support options are part of their assessment and review processes. This obligation would apply to all clients.

The draft Bill proposed to give children and young people the same entitlement to self-directed support as that afforded to all adults. This would bring children's support into line with the new self-directed support framework for adults. In addition, it provided that 16 and 17 year olds should have full rights to direct their own support, with children under the age of 16 having maximum possible input to key decisions. These provisions will continue to be reviewed to ensure that they are fully compatible with the 1995 Act and with the principles of Getting It Right For Every Child.

For full details see Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill: The Scottish Government’s response to the consultation which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information


Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill: The Scottish Government’s response to the consultation
Self-directed Support (Scotland) Bill