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Children in Scotland Survey Findings Motion, 30/01/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 30 January 2015 by Cara Hilton (Lab) on Children in Scotland Survey Findings. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament notes the findings of the second on-line survey and field research carried out by Children in Scotland in partnership with the Scotlandís Disabled Children (fSDC) coalition as part of the Parent Participation Project, where between 80 and 84% of parents with disabled children reported that having a disabled child had a negative impact on their own health and wellbeing and affected their employment situation and their childrenís access to play opportunities; further notes that 64% of parents had major worries about the quality of assessment and care planning; welcomes Children in Scotlandís objectives in identifying and promoting the interests of children and their families while ensuring that policies, services and other provisions are of the highest possible quality and are able to meet the needs of a diverse society; understands the need to work together in raising the profile of issues that affect disabled children and their families; considers that it should work with Children in Scotland to ensure that statutory guidance on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 adequately reflects the rights and needs of disabled children; backs the call for a committee to be set up so that a detailed examination of the experiences of disabled children can take place and provide an invaluable insight into the issues that the Parliament and the Scottish Government need to address in order that the nation does its best for disabled children; further considers that it should work toward establishing effective community planning arrangements that include disabled children, young people and their parents/carers, and believes that it should ensure that the spirit of equalities legislation is upheld and progress is made toward equity of provision and of outcomes for disabled and non-disabled children and their families.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 30 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 30 January 2015