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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13883: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how the National Framework for Families with Disabled ChildrenĀ and Young People will support the parents of very young disabled children.

Answered by: Maree Todd 26 January 2018

The Scottish Government is committed to equality for disabled children and young people in Scotland, and to ensuring that all children can achieve their potential. The framework is rights based and is from birth to adulthood and includes;

Information Provision and Signposting: So that children, young people and their parents will be more aware of services available nationally and locally, and will understand their rights and entitlements and how to realise them.

Accessibility: Families will better understand how to access the national levels of support available, with examples of best practice and improvement works to highlight the ambition that access to support and services will be easier and more efficient.

Transitions: Support and services for children and young people at key points of transition will be better aligned and more responsive to the needs of young people. Services available and transition processes will be more clearly understood by children, young people and their parents.

The final framework will be an interactive pdf that parents can access the information they require.