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Special educational needs and their links to poverty

Date: 02/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a report exploring the links between special educational needs and disability (SEND) and poverty. The report argues that poverty is both a cause and effect of SEND and makes a series of recommendations, including a call for SEND to be a priority in schools and early years and for staff in settings to be trained to identify needs.
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No Through Road: People with learning disabilities in hospital

Date: 02/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Mental Welfare Commission has published a report which looks at the number of people with learning disabilities who are awaiting discharge in hospital. They found that almost a third of patients in learning disability units in Scotland's hospitals have been identified as ready for discharge, but are not discharged for months or years.
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Rights for Life: A Declaraction of Rights for Mental Health in Scotland

Date: 02/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN), See Me and Voice of Experience (VOX) has collaborated to set out a declaration of rights demanding people are able to participate in decisions affecting their care. Nineteen rights are set out which the mental health charities believe are often denied to people with mental health problems.
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A National Clinical Strategy for Scotland

Date: 02/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published A National Clinical Strategy, which outlines plans to deliver a range of improvements and reform to modernise the way care is provided. The 10 to 15 year plan takes into account Scotland's ageing population, the shift to more multidisciplinary working and rapid advances in research and technology.
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Learning About Play: Investigating play through relevant qualifications in Scotland

Date: 02/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

A report looks at the play and child development content of qualifications for all early learning and childcare and teachers in Scotland. The report makes a series of recommendations which include the suggestion that child development should be a compulsory core unit, not only an optional unit, in all relevant qualifications.
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Scotland's National Action Plan to eradicate and prevent FGM

Date: 02/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

A national action plan to help healthcare workers, teachers and other professionals become better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been launched by the Scottish Government. The plan aims to do this through prevention, protection, and by providing services and support.
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Ready to Act - A transformational plan for Children and young people, their parents, carers and families who require support from AHPs

Date: 01/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published a transformational plan for children and young people, their parents, carers and families who require support from allied health professionals (AHPs), ‘Ready to Act’, which is designed to maximise children and young people's wellbeing and build on best practice which already exists and ensure all children and young people in Scotland have equal access and opportunities to engage with AHP expertise.
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Commission for Childcare Reform’s ‘Meeting Scotland’s Childcare Challenge’ Report – Scottish Government Response

Date: 12/2015 Category: Policy and Legislation

A response to the Commission for Childcare Reform's final report has been published by the Scottish Government. The response identifies the key themes and recommendations for improving early learning and childcare covered in the report - vision, affordability, availability and funding mechanisms.
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