Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill

Posted on: October 17, 2019, by :

Johann Lamond MSP, on behalf of Camphill and Inclusion Scotland, has recently introduced the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill, which will make sure that young disabled people are properly supported during their transition into adulthood – vital for their future lives.

However, this bill is not yet law.  To increase the chances of it becoming such, the bill needs support from YOU.

By responding to the consultation in writing a letter of support to your local MSP and MSP contacts.  A template to help you is outlined below.

To find your local MSP if you aren’t sure, visit: https://www.parliament.scot/msps.aspx

For more information on the bill, please visit: https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/113161.aspx

To find out more about how you can help, please e-mail:

Robert McGeachy (Camphill Scotland’s Policy and Engagement Manager) at robert@camphillscotland.org.uk

OR

Bill Scott (Inclusion Scotland’s Senior Policy Adviser) at bills@inclusionscotland.org

[LETTER TO GO TO LOCAL MSP/MSP CONTACTS/REGIONAL LIST MSP]

 

[INSERT MSP’S NAME]

Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh

EH99 1SP

 

[INSERT DATE]

 

 

Dear [INSERT MSP’S NAME]

 

Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill

 

Johann Lamont MSP has launched a public consultation on her proposed Member’s Bill, the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill. It will make sure young disabled people are properly supported in their transition to adulthood. This is absolutely vital for their future lives, and I would urge you as my local MSP to support this Bill.

 

The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill has been developed by Johann Lamont MSP with support from Camphill Scotland and from Inclusion Scotland. By way of further background, the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill would give a right to a Transitions Plan to every child or young person with an impairment or long term health condition. Support with transitions would then remain in place until no longer needed, or the young person’s 26th birthday.

 

The Bill would also require the Scottish Government to introduce a national transitions strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people with a disability in the transition to adulthood, and require the Scottish Government to appoint a Minister with special responsibility for transitions.

 

Full details, including the consultation document and a copy of the proposed Bill, can be accessed at:

https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/113161.aspx

 

I am hoping that you will support the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill, and add your name to the list of MSPs supporting the Bill.

 

Thank you for your interest in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely