As we mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the Scottish Children's Services Coalition urges employers to look beyond the label when it comes to young people with additional needs.
Writing in The Herald and marking Children's Mental Health Week, Niall Kelly from coalition member Young Foundations, comments on the dividends to gained by investing in children's mental health.
Writing in TESS, Stuart Jacob from coalition member, Falkland House School, responds to the Scottish Government's review on the presumption of mainstreaming. If it is to achieve what it was intended to do greater resourcing is required.
The Scottish Children's Services Coalition calls on the Scottish Government to urgently review how local authorities are supporting children and young people with complex and high level needs.
The Scottish Children's Services Coalition responds to the Mental Welfare Commission Scotland report on admissions of children and young people to non-specialist hospital wards for treatment of their mental health difficulties.
Writing in The Scotsman, Jackie Blair, Director of Education at coalition member, Spark of Genius, highlights that while mainstreaming of those children and young people with additional support needs is the ideal, greater resourcing is required to give adequate support.
The Scottish Children's Services Coalition calls for a 'Budget for mental health' as latest waiting time figures highlight that around a third of children and young people are not being seen within the Scottish Government target time.
Writing in The Scotsman, Seona Weir, lead manager Scotland for coalition member, Young Foundations, highlights the long wait faced by many children and young people with mental health problems and the urgent need for greater support.
In a letter to the media to mark the first Care Experienced Week (22nd to 28th October), the Scottish Children's Services Coalition calls for all care experienced people to be celebrated, seeking greater support for them and action to tackle the stigma many face.