New legislation which aims to ensure young people living with a disability receive support with the transition to adulthood has been launched
From article by Gareth Jones in TFN:
A new bill has been unveiled which aims to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term condition has a right to a transition plan
Johann Lamont has launched a bill in the Scottish Parliament to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term health condition has a right to a transition plan.
Although every child is entitled to a child’s plan there is at present no statutory requirement to put a plan in place to assist disabled children and young people in their transition to adulthood.
As a result, the transitions for many disabled children and young people are often challenging, and consistently deliver poorer outcomes.
Support with transitions would then remain in place until no longer needed, or the young person’s 26th birthday...
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