The Scottish Government is currently seeking views on draft regulations being made under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
The Carers Act regulations explain in more detail how different parts of the overall legislation is to be interpreted and applied.
The regulations currently being consulted on include those which cover the preparation of local short break services statements. The Carers Act places a new duty on local authorities to prepare and publish a short break services statement and the regulations set out what information must be included. Further guidance is being developed by government that will expand on this but the regulations will be important in setting out clear, minimum standards that local authorities will be expected to comply with.
Shared Care Scotland has produced a summary of the Short Break Services Statement regulations with our initial position statement. You can find this information here. We will be submitting our final response before the consultation deadline on the 24th September 2017.
Have your say
Please make your views known to Scottish Government. You can do this through the government’s consultation website: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/draft-regulations-under-the-carers-act-2016/
The government is also consulting on the contents of a new Carer’s Charter and on regulations relating to the review of adult carer support plans and young carer statements.
The closing date for responses is 24th September 2017.