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The Scottish Government is consulting on a draft Carers’ Charter ahead of The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into force on 1st April.

Section 36 of the Act requires Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish a Carers’ Charter, setting out the rights of carers in or under the Act.

There is a requirement to consult with carers and carer representatives and to lay the Charter before the Scottish Parliament.

You can view the draft Charter and respond to the consultation on the Scottish Government website.

The Scottish Government is also consulting on draft regulations under the Act, to seek views on draft regulations on:

  • the specific circumstances in which an adult carer support plan and young carer statement must be reviewed
  • what type and level of information is to be included in short breaks services statements, and to set out when and how these are to be published and reviewed by the appropriate authorities.

Find out more and give your views on the Scottish Government website.



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