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Child’s Plan


If a child or young person needs some extra support to meet their wellbeing needs such as access to mental health services or respite care, the professionals working with the child will prepare and co-ordinate support through a Child’s Plan. Creating a Child’s Plan is part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. More information is available at www.gov.scot/gettingitright

If a child has a co-ordinated support plan, this will form part of the Child’s Plan.

Every looked after child must have a care plan under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. The plan should include information about services to be provided to meet the care, education and health needs of the child, responsibilities of all involved, arrangements for accommodation, and contact between the child and their parents. A care plan will form part of a Child’s Plan.