Explanatory Notes

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

2016 asp 9

9 March 2016

Commentary on Parts

Part 1 – Key Definitions

Meanings of “personal outcomes" etc.

Section 4 – Meaning of “personal outcomes”

12.Subsection (1) defines “personal outcomes”, in relation to carers, as including outcomes which would, if achieved, enable carers to provide or continue to provide care for the cared-for persons. Personal outcomes are relevant to the identification of a carer’s needs for support under Part 2 of the Act.

13.Under subsection (2), the Scottish Ministers have power to make further provision in regulations about personal outcomes, including about the things that the relevant authority is to have regard to in deciding which outcomes may count as personal outcomes for the purposes of the Act. Regulations under this subsection will be subject to the negative procedure (see section 42).