The Scottish Parliament is inviting people from across Scotland to attend its first Summit to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Holyrood. The event is being delivered in partnership with the Cross-Party Group on Disability and will take place on Saturday 25 November 2023 – just ahead of International Day of Persons with […]
A new report entitled Overview of the provision in Scotland of Early Learning and Childcare for Children with Profound and Multiple Learning highlights widespread failings, as children with highly complex disabilities and intensive health care needs are unable to access their right to nursery placements across Scotland.
More than £130 million has been distributed to thousands of families with disabled children since the launch of a Scottish Government benefit. The latest official figures show the families of over 54,000 children and young people were receiving Child Disability Payment in December last year.
A new Bill has been proposed by Johann Lamont MSP that is designed to improve outcomes for children and young people with a disability in the transition to adulthood. It aims to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term health condition has a right to a Transition Plan.