Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is pledging his support to a bill which aims to improve the life chances of disabled young people.
The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Glasgow MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy, has attracted support from MSPs across the political spectrum.
Mr Cameron said: “I am very pleased to be supporting this bill which, if enacted, should make a real difference to young people with disabilities. One of the strengths of our parliamentary system is that it allows private member’s bills like this to be put forward and win cross-party support.”
The Final Proposal of Pam Duncan-Glancy’s bill is provided below:
This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill to require the Scottish Ministers to introduce, and to implement, a statutory National Transitions Strategy to improve outcomes for disabled children and young people in the transition to adulthood; to require the Scottish Ministers to assign to a member of the Scottish Government, or to a junior Scottish Minister, special responsibility in relation to the exercise of their functions under the legislation; and to require local authorities to introduce a transitions plan for each disabled child and young person to ensure that each disabled child and young person receives appropriate care and support before, and during, the transition to adulthood.