Publications

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.

SCSC response to the Education and Culture Committee's call for evidence regarding its scrutiny of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget (24th October 2014)
Response to the Education and Culture Committee's call for evidence on its scrutiny of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2015/16 from the Scottish Children's Services Coalition.

SCSC and Royal College of Psychiatrists letter to Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (9th July 2014)
Letter to Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing outlining our shared concerns of the shortage of psychiatrists in Scotland, urging the Scottish Government to take urgent action in order to get a grip on this critical situation.

SCSC Spring Newsletter (May 2014)
SCSC spring newsletter - with features on further research into the rise of those with ASN, continued work to protect ASL funding and the build up to Scottish Apprenticeship Week.



Media

SCSC letter to the media raising concerns over the potential threat of funding cuts to children's services by local authorities (11th December 2014)
The SCSC responds to new Scottish Government figures which highlight that teacher numbers in Scotland continue to fall against a backdrop of continued funding cuts to childrens services across local authorities.

SCSC urges that  major part of £125m coming to Scotland due to increased in health budget be spent on mental health (4th December 2014)
The SCSC has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Shona Robison MSP, urging that a major part of the £125 million coming to Scotland as a result of the increased health budget announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement be spent on mental health services for children and young people.

SCSC responds to the Scottish Government's announcement of extra funding for mental health services (20th November 2014)
The SCSC responds to the Scottish Government's announcement of an additional investment of £15 million into improving mental health services for children and young people.

SCSC letter to the media raising concerns over waiting times to access mental health services (31st October 2014)
SCSC responds to Audit Scotland report, raising concerns over waiting times for children and young people to access mental health services.

SCSC raises concerns over increased waiting times for access to mental health services on World Mental Health Day (10th October 2014)
On World Mental Health Day SCSC raise concerns over increased waiting times for access to mental health services by children and young people as well as hghlighting figures from the Mental Welfare Commission in Scotland pointing to increasing numbers of children going to non-specialist mental health wards and a reduction in the number of mental health officers.

SCSC comment article in The Scotsman raising concerns over waiting times for children to access mental health services (25th September 2014)
Recent figures on waiting times for children and young people to access mental health services (CAMHS) make clear the challenges faced by children and young people with mental health issues according to Sophie Pilgrim from SCSC member, Kindred Scotland.

SCSC renews its call to the Scottish Government for urgent action to ensure that NHS Health Boards achieve waiting time targets for children and adolescent services (26th August 2014)
The call comes as alarming new figures from the Information Services Division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland, indicate that the vast majority number of Health Boards are currently failing to meet a 26-week waiting time target for treatment from specialist child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) and are at risk of missing a Scottish Government target of an 18-week waiting time, which come into force in December 2014.  



 







 

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