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 […]
Children who have had an anaesthetic in NHS Scottish hospitals – survey for parents and carers Action for Sick Children Scotland (ASCS) is seeking the views of Parents and Carers, whose children have had an anaesthetic in a Scottish NHS hospital during the last 3 years. We want to know about your experience in general. […]