Carers Consultations open for comment
The Scottish Government would like to hear your views on the draft regulations under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and on the draft Carers’ Charter.
The Clackmannanshire Carers Forum will be looking at the consultations at its forum on September 13. Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Carers Centre 01259 226838.
A presentation on the Carers Act has been shared by colleagues at Clackmannanshire Council and can be viewed here:
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regulations being made under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. The contents of the draft regulations are a culmination of work which has been informed by the Parliamentary Bill process and consistent stakeholder engagement.
The Scottish Government are consulting 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.
The Scottish Government are also inviting views on the proposed approach to clarifying through statutory guidance that support to enable carers to follow leisure pursuits is an option under section 24 of the Act (Duty to provide support).
Section 36 of the Act requires Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish a Carers’ Charter (“the Charter”), setting out the rights of carers in or under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. The Charter cannot and does not create any new rights or alter any existing rights.
The Charter is intended to provide a summary of these rights in a readily accessible and understandable format for both young and adult carers alike.There is also a requirement to consult with carers and carer representatives and to lay the Charter before the Scottish Parliament.
This consultation is to determine if this draft Charter is fit for purpose and whether or not a revised Charter will be published in due course.