The Scottish Government is currently consulting on detailed guidance that supports parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. This Act is a new law that will give children, young people and their families extra support and will encourage everyone to talk about children’s wellbeing using the same words. The consultation on the guidance is due to run until 1 May. It is mainly aimed at the people who support your child – including parents’ organisations – but individual parents are welcome to get involved if they wish. You can take part in the consultation via this link.
Getting it right for every child is important for everyone who works with children and young people – as well as many people who work with adults who look after children.
Children and Young People Act
The Children and Young People Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 19
February 2013, and it received Royal Assent on 27 March 2014, making the Bill an Act of the Scottish Parliament.
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act provides that information should be shared between services and the Named Person if it is likely to be relevant to promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of the child.