Join the Family Fund, Contact and Differabled Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government, for an event in Glasgow on Monday 20th August to provide parent carers of disabled children and young people with the opportunity to hear about the new resource being developed by Scottish Government. Give your views on how it can be […]
Please complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CountingCosts Contact wants to find out about the financial situation for families with disabled children in 2018.Your answers will help us raise awareness and campaign for better financial support for families with disabled children. The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Your answers will be treated as confidential. If you […]
The Best Start Grant, a new expanded grant that will replace the existing Sure Start Maternity Grant. Find out more and ensure your views are heard at the Consultation event taking place on the morning of Thursday 3rd May in central Edinburgh. For more details, visit our events page.
For just over a year Shared Care Scotland has been hosting meetings of a network of senior managers who have come together to exchange information and learning on all matters relating to the provision of the high quality opportunities for disabled children and young people and those who care for them. Attendance at these meetings […]
That’s the message from parents across Scotland who have attended the first series of workshops as part of Contacts’ Going forward – Preparing parents for transition project. From Inverness to the Borders, we brought together nearly 100 parents of young people aged 12 upwards to help them prepare for the journey to adulthood and to […]
School run crisis: Scottish disabled children endure stressful, unsafe journeys while mums forced to abandon careers so kids can attend school Shrinking school transport budgets and confused policies are pushing many families with disabled children in Scotland to the brink, new research from disability charity Contact reveals. As part of an inquiry into school transport […]
If you are a parent carer of a child or young person living in Edinburgh or the Lothians who has sleep problems then call the new Sleep Scotland service for advice and support. You can speak to one of the Sleep Advisors by calling 0800 138 6565 from Monday to Thursday, 10am-4pm.
Education Law Consultant Iain Nisbet argues existing legislation on additional support for learning is being ignored. Read full article in the Holyrood Magazine.
Self Directed Support (SDS) Our fSDC SDS Group, invite Members to get involved and let them know about your experience of SDS, the good, the bad and the indifferent. You will all be aware that SDS is enshrined in law as the new way to deliver social care and support. The fundamental principles of SDS […]
fSDC, along with 65 other organisations have committed our support to Together Scotland’s Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child – an assessment of progress (and the lack of it) on the Implementation of Children’s Rights in Scotland. The Reoprt covers the huge range of issues affecting children, most of which have […]