The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regualtions being made under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. The contents of the draft regulations are a culmination of work which has been informed by the Parliamentary Bill process and consistent stakeholder engagement.
The Scottish Government will be consulting on draft regulations on:
- The specific circumstances in which an adult carer support plan and young carer statement must be reviewed,
- what type and level of information is to be included in short break services statememts, and to set out when and how these are to be published and reviewed by the appropriate authorities.
They are also inviting views of the proposed approach to clarifying through statutory guidance that support to enable carers to follow leisure pursuits is an option under section 24 of the Act (Duty to provide support).
Why the Scottish Government are Consulting:
To ensure that the final regulations are appropriate, fit for purpose and well informed by stakeholders, including those who will be involved in delivering the new provisions of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
The consultation closes on the 24th of September 2017, and you can view it here.