Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
The biggest legislative influence on our sector, the Act defines who is a corporate parent, and provides a new category for leaving care. Check our dedicated page regularly for updates on the secondary legislation and guidance.
Supporting Young People Leaving Care in Scotland (2004)
Regulations and Guidance on Services for Young People Ceasing to be Looked After by Local Authorities. This document covers the involvement of young people, the young people to be supported, pathways planning, financial assistance and accommodation.
Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
Act passed by the UK Government to make provisions about children and young people who are or have been looked after by a local authority.
Children (Scotland) Act 1995
The Act passed in 1995, reforming the laws relating to children with specific changes around young people who were looked after by their local authority as children (section 29: Aftercare and Section 30: Financial Assistance towards expenses of education or training).