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Health and Sport Committee take evidence on Carers (Scotland) Bill, 05/05/15 [S]
During its meeting of 5 May 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the Carers (Scotland) Bill.

Carers asked for their views on legislation
Carers are today being asked for their views on legislation that aims to improve the support available to them and set out their rights in law.

Kinship Care Written Answer, 28/10/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jayne Baxter (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S4W-19942 by Aileen Campbell on 7 March 2014, when it will publish the findings of its financial review of kinship care and what the reason is for any delay.

Respite Care, Scotland, 2014, 28/10/14 [S]
This Statistics Release presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland over the financial year 2013/14.

Educational Outcomes for Looked After Children Oral Question, 02/10/14 [S]
During Question Time on 2 October 2014 Willie Coffey (SNP) asked the Scottish Government whether it monitors how the educational outcomes for looked after children in kinship care placements compares with those of children in residential or foster care.

Self-directed Support - Values and Principles Statement, 25/06/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published an easy read Values and Principles Statement on Self-directed Support.

Health and Sport Committee takes evidence on draft registration of Social Workers regulations, 24/06/14 [S]
During its meeting of 24 June 2014 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the draft Registration of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in Care Services (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014.

A Guide to the Self-directed Support (Scotland) Act 2013, 10/04/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published an easy read guide to Self-directed Support which was produced in conjunction with Enable.

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.

Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2012-13, 25/03/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published the latest statistics on children looked after, child protection and young people in secure care and close support accommodation.