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S5W-08600: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 3 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the framework for supporting disabled children, young people and their families, and who will be involved in its development.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 21 April 2017

The Framework to Support Disabled Children, Young People and their Families will be published in Summer 2018. A draft Framework will be published in Autumn 2017 and there will also be consultation on the draft Framework at this time.

The Framework will be developed in co-production with the people it will support, and work is currently underway to set up a mechanism for young disabled and deaf people to contribute to this process. In addition, the Disabled Children and Young People Advisory Group is made up of a range of organisations from the public and third sectors, as well as parents of disabled children and young people, and is acting as an advisory group for the development of the Framework. The public consultation will coincide with the Year of Young People 2018, and will be fully inclusive and aim to involve the widest range of people and organisations possible.