Transitions Bill Launch at Scottish ParliamentType: News
Topic: Disability rights | Policy and legislation
Published on: 8th October 2019
Johann Lamont MSP is launching her proposed Member’s Bill, the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill, in Committee Room 5 in the Scottish Parliament between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019.
The Bill has been developed by Johann with support from Camphill Scotland, Camphill School Aberdeen, Ochil Tower School and from Inclusion Scotland.
Transitions Plan Rights
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.
Anyone wishing to attend the event should contact Camphill Scotland’s Policy and Engagement Manager, Robert McGeachy, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on 07825-149005.