Children And Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
8. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act) was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 19 February 2014, and received Royal Assent on 27 March 2014. The legislation is a key part of the Scottish Government's strategy for making Scotland the best place to grow up. By facilitating a shift in public services towards the early years of a child's life, and towards early intervention whenever a family or child needs help, the legislation encourages preventative measures, rather than crisis responses. Underpinned by the Scottish Government's commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 ( UNCRC), and the national children's services improvement programme, Getting It Right For Every Child ( GIRFEC), the Act also establishes a new legal framework within which services are to work together in support of children, young people and families.
9. Where relevant, guidance on the different Parts of the Act will be made available by Scottish Ministers. This guidance relates to Part 3 (Children's Services Planning).