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Abortion (Disability) Debate, 09/04/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Debate in the House of Commons on 9 April 2014 on abortion and disability. The debate was opened by Fiona Bruce (Cons).

Disabled Children and Child Protection in Scotland: An investigation into the relationship between professional practice, child
In March 2013 the Scottish Government appointed researchers from the University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre and the University of Strathclyde, School of Social Work and Social Policy, to investigate the relationship between disabled children and child protection practice.

Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments Motion, 20/03/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 20 March 2014 by Siobhan McMahon (Lab) on Recognising the Work of the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments and Bobath Scotland.

Welfare Reform Debate, 27/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Backbench debate in the House of Commons on 27 February 2014 on welfare reform tabled by John McDonnell (Lab).

Measures to tackle blue badge misuse to be examined by Committee, 03/02/14 - 12/03/14 [S]
Proposals to tackle the misuse of the disabled parking blue badge scheme are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee.

Extending the Rights of Children with Capacity Under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as Ame
The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals to extend the rights of children with capacity under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended) and proposals to repeal section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

Planning improvements for disabled pupils’ access to education, 20/12/13 - 28/03/14 [S]
The Scottish Government is consulting on draft guidance to eduation authorities, independent and grant-aided schools on their duties to develop and publish Accessibility Strategies to improve access to the curriculum, school information and physical access. Consultation to 28 March 2014.

Young Disabled Adults Oral Question, 19/12/13 [S]
During Question Time on 19 December 2013 Jim Eadie (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what measures there are for young disabled adults to access bespoke respite services.

Disability Written Answer, 17/12/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 17 December 2013 in response to Andrew Smith's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of changes in benefits payable to disabled children as a result of policy changes implemented in the last three years.

Short break grants, 16/12/13 [S]
The Scottish Government is investing £250,000 through the voluntary sector Short Breaks Fund to help carers who look after children or adults with a learning disability take a break from their caring role.