MSPs Pass Children and Young People's Bill

The bill was passed with 103 MSPs voting for it and with 15 abstentions

The legislation – which was put forward by the Scottish government in a bid to support its aim of making Scotland the best place in the world to grow up - will see hundreds of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people given greater rights to continue their care placement into early adulthood from next year.

From April 2015, teenagers in residential, foster or kinship care who turn 16 will be entitled to remain looked after until the age of 21 under new provisions proposed for the Children and Young People Bill.

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