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This section contains information on bills and subordinate (or secondary) legislation currently progressing through the Scottish Parliament and Westminster that affect children and young people. The section also contains information on Acts that are currently being implemented. For information on existing legislation and Acts visit the directory or use the search facility.

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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.

Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill passed by Scottish Parliament, 18/06/15 [S]
During its meeting of 18 June 2015 the Scottish Parliament passed the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill at Stage 3.

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill passed by Scottish Parliament, 17/06/15 [S]
During its meeting of 17 June 2015 the Scottish Parliament passed the Community Empowerment Bill at Stage 3.

Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill published, 11/06/14 [S]
The first step towards setting out in law the permanent arrangements for the £33million Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) has been made with the introduction of the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament.

Modern Slavery Bill published, 10/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
An historic bill to help stamp out modern slavery was published today by the Home Secretary Theresa May.

Finance Committee takes evidence on Children and Young People Act, 04/06/14 [S]
During its meeting of 4 June 2014 the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee took evidence on 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.

Food Standards Scotland, 14/03/14 [S]
Plans to create a new food body for Scotland were unveiled as a Bill began its passage through the Scottish Parliament.

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill Stage 3 Debate, 20/03/14 [S]
New legislation passed by MSPs will help introduce a ‘Financial Health Service’ for Scotland, providing a modern system of debt advice and debt management.