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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 18 - Continuation of young carer statement

53.This section provides that if a young carer has reached 18 years, any young carer statement prepared will continue to have effect until the carer is provided with an adult carer support plan. The purpose of this is to ensure that there will be no gap in statement/plan coverage or a break in the continuation of support where the young carer’s needs for support continue.

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