Changes you need to report
You must tell Social Security Scotland about changes to the overall needs and conditions of the child or young person you look after.
You do not need to tell Social Security Scotland about changes to the child's day to day needs, or conditions that fluctuate.
Longer term needs and conditions
If a child or young person you look after gets Child Disability Payment, you need to tell Social Security Scotland about any changes to their:
- care needs
- mobility needs
You must tell Social Security Scotland if:
- the child's condition gets better or worse in the longer term
- the level of help and care the child needs changes
You do not need to tell Social Security Scotland if:
- the child spends any time in hospital
- their condition fluctuates on a day to day basis
You should also tell Social Security Scotland about any emotional, mental or physical distress the child experiences due to these changes.
Day to day needs and changing conditions
Conditions can vary from day to day, and if the child‘s overall needs remain the same, then you do not need to inform Social Security Scotland.
If the child‘s condition has gotten significantly better or worse, then you'll need to tell Social Security Scotland.
Changes to the child's care arrangements
You must also tell Social Security Scotland if the child:
- moves away from Scotland, either temporarily or permanently
- goes into a care home or residential care
- goes into, or comes out of, a residential educational establishment or a detention facility
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