The Kinship Care Assistance (Scotland) Order 2016

Sets out the detailed rules on the provision of Kinship Care Assistance by local authorities, as required by Sections 71 and 73 of the 2014 Act.

Article 3 requires local authorities to provide assistance to "safeguard, support and promote the wellbeing" of eligible children.

The Order sets out:

  • the types of assistance local authorities are to make available;
  • an extension of the children eligible;
  • factors to be considered in assessing if a child is at risk of becoming looked-after;
  • a requirement that a person must apply for certain types of assistance;
  • the procedure local authorities must follow in notifying someone who has applied for assistance; and
  • the information that local authorities must publish about kinship care assistance.

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