Please see below for latest SCSC Publications and News:


Publications


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.

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.



News

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.

Chris Marshall in The Scotsman highlights SCSC letter raising concerns over a lack of secure accommodation for young people (14th January 2015)

SCSC writes to the The Scotsman in response to lack of secure accommodation places in Scotland (13th January 2015)
The SCSC raises concerns in The Scotsman over a lack of secure accommodation for vulnerable young people in Scotland, often being sent outwith their health board area or potentially to England.

SCSC adds its name to an open letter to Iain Duncan Smith calling for suspension of Universal Credit roll-out in Scotland (11th January 2015)
The SCSC, along with over 50 other organisations has put its name to an open letter to Iain Duncan Smith from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations calling for the suspension of the roll-out of Universal Credit in Scotland until the process of legislating for new powers for the Scottish Parliament is complete.

SCSC letter to the media responding to the Scottish Government's debate on mental health (7th Janaury 2015)
The SCSC responds to the commitment made during this debate by Jamie Hepburn MSP to ensure that waiting time targets to access child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) would be achieved by all health boards this year.

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.




 







 

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