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Guidance on Part 10 (Aftercare) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Published: 7 Nov 2016
Part of:
Children and families, Communities and third sector

Explains the changes made by Part 10 (Aftercare) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

53 page PDF


53 page PDF


Guidance on Part 10 (Aftercare) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

53 page PDF



1 Scottish Government statistics on Looked After Children in Scotland

2 Valentine, 2000; Bynner et al., 2002; Jones, 2002)

3 James, 2010: 491

4 Valentine, 2000: 258

5 CELCIS Inform Briefing: Housing Options and Care Leavers Improving Outcomes into Adulthood published in 2015

6 Pathways Handbook published 2004:

7 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, schedule 4 corporate parents

8 Definition is adapted from Sonia Jackson's definition of 'parenting' presented in M. Davies (ed)

(2000) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work, Oxford, Blackwell, and cited in the Scottish

Government (2008) These Are Our Bairns: A Guide for Community Planning Partnerships on Being a

Good Corporate Parent

9 Pathways Handbook published in 2004

10 Staying Put Scotland guidance published 2013

11 CELCIS Corporate Parenting website

12 Who Cares? Scotland Corporate Parenting website

13 IRISS Report 'Supporting positive relationships for children and young people who have experienced care'

14 Amended by the 2014 Act to age twenty-six

15 The 2014 Act amends this replacing 'school age' with 'is at least sixteen years'

16 Care Inspectorate website

17 Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland website

18 Scottish Public Services Ombudsman website

19 Circular Number SWSG 5/1996 of 15 March 1996

20 Care Inspectorate website information on notifications and record keeping

21 Circular Number SWSG 5/1996, Guidance and Directions on the operation of complaints procedures in respect of social work functions

22 CELCIS Inform Paper on Housing Options and Care Leavers