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Public Bodies Written Answer, 26/11/13 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Jayne Baxter's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to how children’s services would interact with the new structures proposed in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil, replied that the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill provides a framework for the integration of health and social care services specifically, whilst the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill requires planning for children’s services across the whole range of public bodies. The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill will only require the integration of adult health and social care services. Should local authorities and health boards decide to include children’s health and social care services in their integrated arrangements, the planning requirements of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill will feed into developing the plans required of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 26 November 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 26 November 2013