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Scottish Government Views on Children in Scotland Survey Written Answer, 10/02/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Cara Hilton's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what its position is on each of the key findings reported in the second survey of Children in Scotland's Parent Participation Project.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona McLeod replied, that the Scottish Government welcomes the survey undertaken and will consider its findings carefully. We take a human rights based approach in the development of The Getting It Right for Every Child framework that is designed to improve the delivery by all services and agencies working with disabled children and their families of the wellbeing support that they need. We recognise that some disabled children and young people continue to face health and social inequalities and we have developed a number of strategies that call on localities to promote equality and actively involve people in developing the local services that affect them. Besides the participation work we fund that is described in answers to S4W-24201 and 24202 on 10 February 2015, the national strategies the Keys to Life and the Scottish Autism Strategy have strands of work for children and families, for example, the Parent Participation Project, and local work providing sensory/autism play opportunities and family support. National disabilities organisations are also funded to provide information to parent carers and provide signposting to relevant information.

All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 10 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 10 February 2015