Explanatory Notes

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

2016 asp 9

9 March 2016

Commentary on Parts

Part 2 – Adult Carer Support Plans and Young Carer Statements

Chapter 1 – Adult carer support plans
Duty to prepare adult carer support plan
Section 8 – Adult carers: identification of outcomes and needs for support

24.Under this section, the Scottish Ministers may make regulations about the identification of adult carers’ personal outcomes and need for support. Such regulations could include provision about—

25.Regulations under this section will be subject to the affirmative procedure (see section 42(2)).

26.Subsection (2) also requires the local authority to consider the impact on the adult carer of having one or more protected characteristics (within the meaning of section 149(7) of the Equality Act 2010) when assessing an adult carer’s personal outcomes and needs for support. The protected characteristics in section 149(7) of the Equality Act 2010 are age, disability, gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. Content and review of adult carer support plan