About the Bill
The Bill was introduced on 30 September 2020.
Proposal for a Bill to require the Scottish Ministers to introduce, and to implement, a National Transitions Strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people with a disability in the transition to adulthood, and to require local authorities to introduce a transitions plan to ensure each child and young person with a disability receives appropriate care and support before, and during, the transition to adulthood; and for connected purposes.
The draft Bill and related documents can be read below:
19 February 2021
Read the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill- SPICe briefing paper
The Education and Skills Committee has been designated at the lead committee for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill.
The Committee opened it call for views on 16 November 2020. The closing date for the call for views was 11 January 2021.
You can read the call for views below.
The Committee received 75 submissions – 45 from organisations, and 30 from individuals. Of the 30 submissions from individuals, 14 requested anonymity. Links to the submissions received can be found in the "evidence" section of this page, but can also be viewed on the consultation page here.
The Finance and Constitution Committee’s call for views on the Financial Memorandum also closed on 11 January, and received 3 submissions which can be read here.
Camphill Focus Group
A group of young adults from Camphill School met in a focus group to discuss the proposed Transitions Bill
24 February 2021
The Committee heard evidence from Johann Lamont MSP and representatives of Camphill Scotland and Inclusion Scotland.
The Committee received the following submissions to its call for views.
Submissions from individuals
Submissions from organisations