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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.
December 13, 2023

Concerns raised as record number of pupils in Scotland are identified with additional support needs

The Scottish Children's Services Coalition (SCSC) is calling on the Scottish Government to increase resourcing to support those with additional support needs (ASN), as new figures highlight this has risen to a record high.
December 5, 2023

Coalition calls for budget for mental health as new figures highlight treatment challenge  

The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition is calling on the Scottish Government to deliver a budget for mental health as new figures highlight the treatment challenge.
September 5, 2023

Coalition calls on Scottish Government to up its game over children’s mental health

The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition is calling on the Scottish Government to up its game over children’s mental health as it publishes its Programme for Government.
June 6, 2023

Coalition urges political consensus in tackling mental health emergency

The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition is calling for political consensus to tackle the mental health emergency. The call comes as the latest waiting time figures indicate that 469 children and young people had been waiting for over a year for treatment.
May 26, 2023

Call for greater resourcing as spending to support vulnerable children is slashed

The Scottish Children's Services Coalition calls on greater resourcing to support those with additional support needs (ASN), as new figures reveal that spending per pupil on those with ASN has been slashed over the last decade.
March 7, 2023

Coalition of providers of children's services urges new First Minister to focus on mental health

The Scottish Children's Services Coalition calls on the new First Minister to make mental health a priority as new figures highlight that just under a third of children and young people are not being seen within the government's waiting time target.
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