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Interpreting the Children and Young People Act 2014 - care experienced young people's views

Year: 2015
Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people
Author: Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland consulted with 87 young people to establish their experiences of living in care, their hopes for life after care and the types of support they would need to achieve this.

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 has the ability to change the disproportionately poor outcomes of this often forgotten group of young people. It provides new rights and opportunities, ensuring the voices of care experienced children and young people are heard in any discussions or planning which affects their lives.

The views presented here are intended to help corporate parents and others involved in the implementation of the Act to get it right for every care experienced child and young person across Scotland.