Awareness and assistance

17Local authority duty to promote awareness and provide assistance

(1)Each local authority must—

(a)promote awareness among relevant young people of the arrangements for registration as local government electors that apply to the young people, and

(b)take such action as the authority considers necessary to help such young people register as local government electors.

(2)In subsection (1), “relevant young people”, in relation to a local authority, means—

(a)children who are looked after by the authority, within the meaning of section 17(6) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (duty of local authorities in relation to looked after children),

(b)persons to whom the authority is providing continuing care under section 26A of that Act (provision of continuing care: looked after children), and

(c)persons to whom the authority is providing advice, guidance or assistance under section 29(1) or (5A) of that Act (after-care).