Open letter to Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, Scottish Government (4th December 2013)
Open letter to Aileen Campbell from SCSC, Aberlour and Barnardo's Scotland calling for support to be given to those who have been in care to be given support up to the age of 26.
Letter from the SCSC and Kindred to local authority chief executives and leaders urging them to protect children's services (26th November 2013)
Letter to local authority chief executives and leaders urging children's services to be protected in budget deliberations and to make use of the current financial environment as an opportunity to explore the potential for public service reform and the delivery of services in the most effective and efficient manner.
Response to the Education and Culture Committee Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill (26th July 2013)
The SCSC gives its response to the Education and Culture Committee consultation on the Scottish Government's Children and Young People Bill.
Response to the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce Consultation (19th April 2013)
Chaired by Sir Ian Wood, the Commission is independent of Government and has been tasked with bringing forward a range of recommendations designed to improve young people’s transition into employment.
Briefing on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill (17th April 2013)
A Bill to make provision about the rights of children and young people; to make provision about investigations by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland; to make provision for and about the provision of services and support for or in relation to children and young people; to make provision for an adoption register; to make provision about children’s hearings, detention in secure accommodation and consultation on certain proposals in relation to schools; and for connected purposes.
Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill (8th April 2013)
Letter to Michael Russell MSP from a coalition of leading charities and independent sector children’s services providers, calling for access to university to be widended to include those with complex needs and care experience.
SCSC calls for ugent action by Scottish Government and councils following 89% increase in additional support needs (12th December 2013)
SCSC urges Scottish Government and councils to reverse cuts intended for those with additional support needs following the publication of school statistics and urges greater training and support for teachers dealing with those in this category.
SCSC launches campaign with Kindred to protect children's services (27th November 2013)
SCSC and Kindred launch a major campaign to urge local authorities not to cut budgets for children's services.
SCSC responds to shortage of educational psychologists and shortages (22nd October 2013)
SCSC responds to figures indcating a shortage of educational psychologists and psychiatrists and calls on the Scottish Government to take urgent action.
SCSC responds to warning over shortage of educational psychologists (22nd October 2013)
SCSC expresses concerns that the number of educational psychologists in Scotland is dangerously low according to a report from the Scottish National Steering Group of Educational Psychologists.
SCSC welcomes the publication of the Procurement Reform Bill (7th October 2013)
SCSC welcomes the Scottish Government's publication of the Procurement Reform Bill with proposals to substantially expand the use of community-benefit clauses in higher value contracts, helping to promote training, apprenticeships and opportunities for disabled people and the long-term unemployed.
SCSC response to the coalition looking to ensure those young people in care receive continuing care until the age of 26 (12th September 2013)
SCSC gives its support to the coaltion looking for the Children and Young People Bill to provide continuing care to thosein care until the age of 26.
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