Invitation to Transitions Bill Public Information EventType: Consultations
Topic: Policy and legislation | Transitions
Johann Lamont MSP launched her Transitions Bill last month, and this month she is hosting a public consultation and information event. The event takes place on Monday 11 November in Glasgow at 7pm.
The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill has been developed by Johann Lamont MSP with support from Camphill Scotland, Camphill School Aberdeen and Ochil Tower School and Inclusion Scotland.
The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill would give a right to a Transitions Plan to every child or young person with an impairment or long term health condition. Support with transitions would then remain in place until no longer needed, or the young person’s 26th birthday.
The Bill would also require the Scottish Government to introduce a national transitions strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people with a disability in the transition to adulthood, and require the Scottish Government to appoint a Minister with special responsibility for transitions.
Invitation to Attend Public Information Event
The public information event to discuss the Johann Lamont MSP’s Transitions Bill will include key speakers followed by an opportunity for an open discussion.
We would be very glad to see you at the event, and to hear your transitions stories and experiences. Do you have examples of what worked well or about difficulties faced by children and young people, and by their families, in the transition to adulthood?
Please register for the event, by emailing Martin Neill
Venue: Auldhouse Community Church, 51 Nether Auldhouse Rd, Glasgow G43 2XG. The venue has disabled access.
Other ways to support the Bill
To support the Bill, we would be delighted if you would take the following actions by 22nd January:
- Submit a response to the consultation (see page 24 for details on how to submit your response), including examples of difficulties faced by children and young people and their families in the transition to adulthood
- Circulate details of the consultation through your networks, including social media
- Contact your local MSP, and any MSPs with whom you work closely, and encourage them to support the Bill. You might like to adapt our template letter
- Email Johann Lamont MSP a public statement in support of her Proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill
We would be very grateful if you could let us know when you write or respond to the consultation or take any other action in support of this campaign.