Intended strike action on 26-28 September has been suspended.
All schools and early learning centres will be open from Tuesday 26 September 2023.
As a carer, you may need support to help you in your caring role.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came into effect on 1 April 2018 to ensure better and more consistent support for carers so that they can continue to care, if they wish, in better health and to have a life alongside caring.
The Act introduces new statutory requirements for how we plan and support carers and young carers.
In the context of the Act, a carer is defined as an individual who provides or intends to provide care for another individual.
A young carer is a carer who is under 18 years old or 18 years old and still at school.
In a change from previous legislation, carers no longer need to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis to be recognised as a carer under the Act.
The duties in the Act include:
GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child) is the overarching approach to supporting children and young people in Scotland.
In addition, the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 entitles young carers to a young carer statement.
Find out more about young carers' entitlements.
Page last updated:
15 Mar 2023