Carers Act Draft Regulations and Draft Carers Charter

The consultation on the draft regulations under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and the consultation on the draft Carer’s Charter are now live.

The draft regulations being consulted on under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 include:

  • -the specific circumstances in which an adult carer support plan and young carer statement must be reviewed
  • -what type and level of information is to be included in short breaks services statements, and to set out when and how these are to be published and reviewed by the appropriate authorities.

The deadline for responses on the draft regulations is 24th September, you can read the draft paper and submit a response here.

Section 36 of the Act requires Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish a Carers’ Charter (“the Charter”), setting out the rights of carers in or under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The Charter is intended to provide a summary of these rights in a readily accessible and understandable format for both young and adult carers alike.

The consultation is to determine if this draft Charter is fit for purpose and whether or not a revised Charter will be published in due course.

You can view the draft charter and submit a response here. Responses must be submitted by 22nd October.

Update 28/08/17

The National Carer Organisations have produced briefing papers on both consultations; and also a survey questionnaire to facilitate carers responses to the Scottish Government.  These documents can be downloaded here:

Draft Carers Act Regulations Briefing Paper

Carers Charter Briefing Paper

Carers Act Regulations and Carers Charter Questionnaire 

If you would like to comment on any area of the consultation please feel free to email your comments to us to submit through a collective response from Stirling Carers Voice. You can contact us by email