Inform: Children and Young People Act (Part 9)

Year: 2017
Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care
Author: Ben Farrugia, CELCIS

This is the third in a series of briefings from CELCIS that explain specific parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (2014 Act).

Each briefing clearly sets out the rights of looked after children, care leavers and carers, and the new duties, powers and expectations placed on public bodies. This briefing examines each section of Part 9, highlighting the practical implications of the legislative provisions. It includes explanations about the population of children and young people to whom corporate parenting applies, and the duties of corporate parents.