The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition calls for greater resourcing to support children and young people with additional support needs as new figures highlight dramatic increases in conditions such as autism and dyslexia.
We call on the Scottish Government to urgently review how local authorities are supporting children and young people with complex and high level needs.
We call for additional resourcing for those requiring additional support as new figures show an escalating number of children with additional support needs while specialist teacher numbers slump.
It is our vision for Scotland to become a world leader in the care and support of vulnerable children and young people.
The SCSC strongly supports the findings of the Scottish Youth Parliament’s report, which reveals the scale of the epidemic in mental health problems for young people. Like the Children’s Commissioner, Tam Baillie, we echo the urgent call for a greater focus on the mental health needs of our vulnerable children and young people.