Consultation on the draft carer’s charter of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

Closed 22 Oct 2017

Opened 31 Jul 2017


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 cannot and does not create any new rights or alter any existing rights.

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.There is also a requirement to consult with carers and carer representatives and to lay the Charter before the Scottish Parliament.

This 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.

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to ask if the draft Charter is fit for purpose, and about the possibility of publishing a revised version of the Charter in due course.

Download the consultation paper.

What happens next

We will analyse consultation results and feedback to key stakeholders , and will review whether or not a further draft of the Carer's Charter is required.


  • Children and Families
  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Health and Social Care