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Analysis of the consultation on continuing care

Year: 2017
Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare
Author: Scottish Government

This is a summary of responses to the public consultation on the Draft of the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017.

Continuing Care will apply to young people in foster, kinship or residential care who ceased to be looked after aged between sixteen and nineteen years of age. Annual increases in the age range will follow until eventually the entitlement to remain in Continuing Care extends up to 21 years of age.

The consultation also asked for additional comments on the Draft Order or Continuing Care more broadly.

Subject to final scrutiny and parliamentary approval, the Order is expected to come into force on 1 April 2017.