News – February 2016

Our monthly roundup of news relevant to families of children with brain conditions.

New NICE guideline QS107
A new quality standard covering preventing unintentional injury in under 15s.


2016 No.48 (W.20), The Cancellation of Student Loans for Living Costs Liability (Wales) Regulations 2016
From 1 August 2016, circumstances where part of a loan liability can be cancelled.

2016 No. 44, The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Relevant Services in relation to Children at Risk of Becoming Looked After etc.) Order 2016
From 31 August 2016, definitions, services and information.

2016 No. 21, The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016
From 29 February 2016, small changes to the arrangements for students’ financial support.

2016 No. 45, The Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016
From 1 February 2016, further regulations about the detention of children.

2016 asp 3, Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016
Mostly from January 2016, description of the offence and penalties.