Scottish children's services coalition

Welcome to the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition

Committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Scotland
The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) is an alliance of leading providers of specialist care and education to vulnerable children and young people, as well as support to their families or carers.

This includes those with additional support needs, mental health problems and care experience.

We are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people, and our vision is to make Scotland the best place in the world for them to grow up in.

As a coalition we aim to achieve this through campaigning to improve support for these vulnerable individuals, influencing the government, politicians, the NHS and local authorities to deliver this. 

Through this activity we are seeking to ensure that a wide range of high-quality, well-resourced and easily accessible services is provided to vulnerable children and young people. Tailored to individual needs this will help them to achieve their full potential.

Every child and young person has an equal right to play their part in Scotland's future, and we want to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to do so.
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Our Latest News

June 4, 2024
New figures show 137 children waiting more for a year for mental health treatment  
The Scottish Children's Services Coalition (SCSC) is calling on the Scottish Government to renew its focus on tackling the mental health emergency, as new figures highlight 137 children and young people have been waiting more than a year for mental health treatment.
April 1, 2024
Call for greater resourcing as spending to support vulnerable children in Scotland is slashed by more than a third
The Scottish Children's Services Coalition warns of a lost generation of vulnerable children and young people, as new data indicates that additional support for learning (ASL) spend per pupil has been slashed over the last decade, while the number of those requiring additional support has risen to a record high.
March 19, 2024
Coalition raises concerns as new figures highlight cuts in specialist support for vulnerable children
The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) has called for greater resourcing to support those children and young people with additional support needs (ASN). It comes as new figures show the number of specialist ASN teachers has fallen against a background of increasing numbers of those with ASN.
January 8, 2024
Call for action as number of legal plans for vulnerable children slumps
The Scottish Children's Services Coalition (SCSC) has called for greater resourcing to ensure that those entitled to a legally binding co-ordinated support plan (CSP) receive one, against the background of a slump in numbers.
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