Johann Lamont MSP has lodged a Member’s Bill in the Scottish Parliament to give disabled young people and their families additional rights and support during transitions.
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 for the young person and their parents 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, and require the Scottish Government to appoint a Minister with special responsibility for transitions. The consultation document and a copy of the proposed Bill, can be accessed at:
There’s to be a public meeting about the Bill in Glasgow (details below).