The latest SCSC Publications and News:


Publications


SCSC briefing to MSPS in advance of Member's Debate on educational psychologists, to be held on Thursday 29th January (28th January)
Briefing on the issues of a shortage of educational psychologists sent to MSPs in advance of the Member's Debate tabled by David Stewart MSP in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 29th January.

Response from Cabinet Secretary for Health to our letter calling for additional health funding in Autumn Statement to be spent on mental health (8th January 2015)

SCSC briefing to MSPs in advance of Scottish Government debate on mental health, to be held on Tuesday 6th January (5th January 2015)
Briefing on child and adolescent mental health services sent to MSPs in advance of Scottish Government debate in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 6th January. Highlighting issues including waiting times, treatment in inappropriate adult and paediatric wards and inadequate staffing levels.

Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Health calling for additional health funding in Autumn Statement to be spent on mental health (4th December 2014)
Letter to Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, calling for a major part of the £125 million additional funding coming to Scotland as a result of the increase in health spending in the Autumn Statement to go to addressing the crisis in child and adolescent mental health services.

SCSC response to the Smith Commisson (31st October 2014)
Response to the Smith Commission with the Scottish Children's Services Coalition's recommendations for further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.



News

SCSC press release calling on the Scottish Government to act urgently to address wating times for access to child and adolescent mental health (24th February)
SCSC calls on the Scottish Government to take urgent action as statistics are released indicating that 5 of Scotland's Health Boards are failing to meet a waiting time target dating from March 2013.

SCSC letter to the media calling on the Scottish Government to set targets on numbers of disabled young people taking up Modern Apprenticeships (19th February)
SCSC letter in The Scotsman and The National calling for the Scottish Government to implement the Wood report on getting young people into work and set targets for getting young disabled people into Modern Apprenticeships.

SCSC comments on concerns over educational psychologist numbers (29th January)
SCSC comment piece in the Edinburgh Evening News in advance of David Stewart MSP's debate in the Scottish Parliament highlighting concerns over educational psychologist numbers in Scotland.

SCSC letter to the media in advance of David Stewart MSP's Scottish Parliament debate on educational psychologists (29th January)
SCSC letter in The Scotsman, among a number of other publications, in advance of David Stewart MSP's debate in the Scottish Parliament highlighting concerns over educational psychologist numbers in Scotland.

SCSC comments on the need for specialist care for children and young people with mental health issues (23rd January 2015)
SCSC comment piece in The Scotsman calling for specialist care provision for children and young people with mental health issues to prrevent them being sent to England for treatment.