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Children and Young People Act - Information Events Written Answer, 22/06/15 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Lewis Macdonald's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what (a) expenses and (b) incentives are offered to participants at the information events regarding the implementation of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and which organisations are paying for these.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona McLeod, replied that the Scottish Government has held three regional information events on the Act that were open to the public. No expenses or incentives were offered at these events. A further information event specifically for parents, children and young people was held on Saturday 20 June and parents, children and young people atten ding that event were offered support for travel costs and childcare. Gift vouchers were made available to those parents and carers attending the event who wished to accept them to thank them for attending. Gift packs were provided to children and young people who attended. The costs were met from the overall total Scottish budget of 100,000 for public information events on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 22 June 2015 which is available form the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 22 June 2015