The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 : Parts 10 and 11 (Aftercare and Continuing Care)

Farrugia, Ben and McGhee, Kenny (2014) The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 : Parts 10 and 11 (Aftercare and Continuing Care). [Report]

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    Abstract

    First in a series of briefings explaining specific parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. Each briefing sets out the new rights and responsibilities of looked after children, care leavers and carers, and the new duties, powers and expectations placed on public bodies. This briefing examines the changes introduced to 'Aftercare' services. These changes are the most substantive reforms of the looked after children's sector in many years, increasing the population eligible for 'Aftercare' support and introducing an obligation on local authorities to secure some care leavers in their looked after placement, up to their 21st birthday.