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Benefits Reduction Oral Question, 21/08/14 [S]
During Question Time on 21 August 2014 Gil Paterson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out on the cumulative impact of United Kingdom Government reductions in benefits on disabled people in Scotland.

Visual Impairment Written Answer, 20/08/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Siobhan McMahon's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Governement what projects it has funded to assist blind and partially sighted adults and children in each of the last three years.

Personal Independence Payments Written Answer, 24/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 24 June 2014 in response to Graeme Morrice's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that personal independence payment applicants do not suffer financial hardship due to delays deciding their claims.

Planning improvements for disabled pupilsí access to education - consultation report, 30/05/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a consultation report on the Scottish Government's consultation on draft guidance on the Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records (Scotland) Act 2002.

Blind Children Motion, 29/05/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 29 May 2014 by Dennis Robertson (SNP) on the Launch of Blind Childrenís Services.

Play Motion, 29/05/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 29 May 2014 by Stuart McMillan (SNP) on Let Me Play.

Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments and Bobath Scotland Debate, 28/05/14 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 28 May 2014 on the work of the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments and Bobath Scotland. The debate was opened by Siobhan McMahon (Lab).

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. Additional notes for practitioners: protecting disabled children from a
The Scottish Government has published practice notes are for all practitioners including those working in: children and family social work; health; education; residential care; early years; youth services; youth justice; police; independent and third sector; and adult services who might be supporting parents with disabled children or involved in the transition between child and adult services.

Extra funding for carersí breaks, 23/04/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has announced an extra £250,000 of funding to provide short breaks for disabled children and their families, carers and young carers. This investment has been divided equally between Shared Care Scotland and the Family Fund.

See Hear, 15/04/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment in Scotland.