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Support for Children, 6/02/15 [S]

A consultation to ensure public services operate in the best interests of children and young people has been launched today.

It seeks views on proposals to make sure those who work with families provide a consistent support which will make accessing services easier and improve children’s lives.

The ground-breaking Children and Young People (Scotland) Act was endorsed by the Scottish Parliament in February 2014.

The consultation seeks feedback on the draft statutory guidance and secondary legislation that will support key parts of the Act:

  • Every child and young person will have access to a Named Person service - a single point of contact for help, support and advice for families and those working with children
  • Children and young people who need extra support will have a Child’s Plan
  • Children, young people and families can expect services to work together to provide support and help
  • Defining wellbeing for the first time to help make sure everyone uses the same terminology and approach

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Support for children