Johann Lamont MSP formally launched her proposed Members' Bill, the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill, on 9 October 2019.
There are three key elements to the proposed Bill:
- Introduction of a Scottish Government national transitions strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people with a disability in the transition to adulthood
- Appointment of a Scottish Government Minister with special responsibility for transitions
- A requirement for local authorities to introduce a transitions plan for each child and young person with a disability.
The Bill has been developed by Ms Lamont, with support from Camphill Scotland and Inclusion Scotland.