Have you seen – Restraint and Seclusion in Scotland’s schools: Commissioner publishes first investigation report – follow this link to read more
Contact thanks all those parents in Scotland and across the UK for completing the Counting the Cost survey, at a time of increased living costs, cuts to welfare and services. From April to June 2018 we ran our online survey of families with disabled children asking them about their financial situation. 281 families across Scotland […]
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 […]
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 […]