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Information on Acts currently being implemented that affect children and young people, their families and those who work with or for them in Scotland.


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Analysis Of Responses To The Consultation On Draft Statutory Guidance For Parts 4, 5 & 18 (Section 96) Of The Children And Young
This is a report on Analysis of Responses to the Consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 & 18 (Section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Self-directed Support Act, 01/04/14 [S]
New legislation that will radically alter the shape of social care in Scotland comes into force today (1 April). The Self-directed Support Act places duties on local authorities in Scotland to offer people who are assessed as needing social care the option of designing their own care package.

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013: Draft Regulations and Statutory Guidance: Consultation Analysis, 08/11/
The Scottish Government has published a summary and analysis of the written responses to the Scottish Government consultation on the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 draft regulations and Statutory Guidance.

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence, 13/03/12 [S]
During its meeting of 13 March 2012 the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee held two round table evidence sessions to introduce the committee to the perspectives of different organisations and to introduce witnesses to the committee’s work on the implications of the United Kingdom Welfare Reform Act 2012.

Forced marriage law introduced, 28/11/11 [S]
Victims of forced marriage in Scotland will benefit from greater protection with new legislation being introduced.

New rules for tobacco sales, 25/08/11 [S]
Retailers intending to sell tobacco have been reminded that they have until October 1 to sign up to a new national register.

Rural Schools Ministerial Statement, 09/06/11 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 9 June 2011 the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell, made a statement on rural schools.

Schools (Consultation) Act Written Answer, 06/06/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward further guidance on the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.

School closures Written Answer, 06/06/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Mike MacKenzie's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive whether there is guidance on appropriate ways to consult children regarding proposals to close schools; and whether it recommends the involvement of external bodies in assisting local authorities on consulting with children regarding proposals for school closures and, if so, which bodies does it recommend.

School Closures Written Answer, 06/06/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ken Macintosh's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of proposed school closures since 2007 where the pupil roll indicated a 74% take up or more and, if so, which schools.