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Parent Participation project - for Scotland’s Disabled Children (fSDC)

This project aims to give parent carers of disabled children in Scotland an increased opportunity to inform the development of the relevant legislation and policy and to drive the continual improvement of services at both national and local levels.

The Rights and Participation Team at the Scottish Government has funded Children in Scotland to undertake participation work with parents of disabled children. 

This fSDC project  started in 2013 and aims to give parents and carers of disabled children in Scotland the opportunity to inform the development of the relevant legislation and policy and to drive the continuos improvement of services at both national and local level. The project initially involved surveying parents across Scotland and identifying and initiating opportunities for more broadly based parent participation. The perspectives of parents were reflected in briefing materials, consultation responses and other relevant documents, including a guide to parent participation. The project's current focus is the development of Parent Forums that contribute effectively to Community Planning effectiveness. 

In 2014 Children in Scotland in partnership with for Scotland’s Disabled Children (fSDC) as part of the Parent Participation Project, launched a survey of parent carers to learn more about their experiences of having a disabled child. The key findings from this research is now available in a newsletter, which also includes an update on the work of the Parent Participation Project from the last year. 

Click here to read and download the newsletter. 

You can read more on the fSDC website here: http://www.fsdc.org.uk/

For more information about this project contact Marion Macleod: mmacleod@childreninscotland.org.uk