Children (Scotland) Act 1995 ('the 1995 Act')

Section 17 sets out the duties of the local authority in relation to a child looked after by them, including the duty to provide advice and assistance when preparing a young person for leaving care.

Section 21 sets out how local authorities can request help from another appropriate person (another local authority, health board or other body specified by Ministers) in carrying out their duty to children looked after by them.

Section 29 requires local authorities to provide Aftercare, that is to "advise, guide or assist" young people leaving care who require this support or that have requested it, "unless they are satisfied that his welfare does not require it".

Section 30 sets out when a local authority may provide financial support towards education or training expenses of eligible young people.

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