Dear fSDC Coalition Member,
The fSDC Coordination Group have been busy since our last event in October 2013, at Quarriers, in Glasgow and wanted to update you on progress and renew our links with existing and new members.
The Co-ordination Group that took over from the fSDC Advisory Group in November 2013 has created Terms of Reference for fSDC Coalition and Co-ordination Group. 10 individuals from members of the Coalition were nominated for places on the Co-ordination group, and have a Chair and Vice Chair. The Co-ordination Group has met quarterly since it was established and is how we join up our work including forming working groups on topics affecting disabled children and young people.
One of our key areas of work is Parent Participation and our proposal in 2014 was supported by Scottish Government to work in partnership with Children in Scotland and continue engagement with parents. This work carried out events and surveys with parents to strengthen our understanding of the issues and the challenges faced by parents. We have also created other groups led by individual members of the Co-ordination group on topics including Self-Directed Support, Education and Additional Support for Learning (ASL), Children and Young People Act and GIRFEC, Transitions the Scottish Transitions Forum, Inclusive Play Scotland. In this way we were able to submit or endorse submissions on consultations, including the Draft Statutory Guidance of the Children and Young People Act 2014.
During this period we have attempted to keep the website updated and took enquiries from professionals and parents via the contact us email address. Many of the enquiries have requested to become members of the Coalition as well as through events and meetings. Our membership is free and we have been reviewing our existing membership list details and now in a position to write to all our contacts to renew your membership of fSDC Coalition. We are keen to take this opportunity to further engage with you by inviting you to join one (or more) of the active working groups above.
Please click this link to renew your membership and join one of our groups of interest https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FHSJ6SP
Thank you and welcome to fSDC
Chair fSDC Coalition
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