Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill – British Sign Language (BSL) Consultation

Closes 27 Oct 2022

Opened 1 Sep 2022

Overview

 

 

A Bill is a draft law. There are 3 stages to making a law in Scotland. The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill is at stage 1. The Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee is looking at this Bill. The committee’s job at stage 1 is to find out what people think about the Bill. This includes what is good about the Bill and what could work better. The committee wants to know what you think about the Bill.

The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill aims to improve opportunities for disabled people as they grow up.

The Bill aims to do this in 3 main ways:

  • the Scottish Government would have a National Transitions Strategy explaining how they are going to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people as they grow up
  • a Scottish Government Minister would be in charge of improving opportunities for disabled children and young people moving into adulthood
  • local councils would have a transitions plan for each disabled child and young person as they grow up

The Bill would also mean that Scottish Government Ministers would submit a report to the Scottish Parliament each year. The report would provide an update on how the National Transitions Strategy and transitions plans were working.

People and organisations named in the Bill would have to follow the National Transitions Strategy. This would include Scottish Ministers, local councils and organisations which plan and deliver health and social care.

You can write your answers in the boxes below each question or you can send a BSL video with your views through a file transfer service. Please send your video to ECYP.committee@parliament.scot

In your BSL video, please clearly state which question numbers you are referring to.

If you have any questions about what to do, please email ECYP.committee@parliament.scot or call 0800 092 7500. You can call in BSL through contactscotland-bsl.org

Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think about the Bill.

The call for views closes on 27 October 2022.

Other ways to respond

You can also let the Committee know your views on the proposals in this Bill by:

Interests

  • ECYP