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Access All Arts Fund

...to feel good.    But we know many young people face barriers to art and creativity, including Disability, poverty, and poor mental health. We want this fund to help overcome these barriers, but we need your help. We’re looking for children...


Live Music & Mental Health Workshop, Emerging Minds (2021)

...and performance type, and how experiences vary based on age and protected characteristics, such as Disability, sexuality or race. Through the project’s research we wanted to identify how barriers such as poverty and other forms of disadvantage...


Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled Children and Young People in Scotland (2012-2013)

...people, and particularly for children and young people in the diverse and challenging context of Disability. For more information contact: pppteam@childreninscotland.org.uk   Final Report This project focused on better...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...to see? Here’s what they had to say: Resources and opportunities for all children regardless of Disability, health condition, form of education (home or school), size of family, or any factor outwith their control Climate change will be a thing...


"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...chose to be brave. Whether it was the civil rights movement, women’s rights and suffrage, or Disability justice, people put their heads above the parapet and spoke out – and that’s how change happens. AH: Within your best-selling book,...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

...experienced barriers to the arts and creative experiences. These include factors such as having a Disability, living in poverty, having poor mental health or being a young carer or refugee. Young people aged 11-25 could apply for up to £1,000 to...


Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...across Scotland. “We know many young people face barriers to accessing the arts, including Disability, poverty, and poor mental health. The Fund is designed to help overcome these so that as many young people as possible can enjoy...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

Building transitions plans into Scots law

...Institute research “the most recent data shows that of the 23,584 adults with a learning Disability known to Scottish local authorities, only 4.1% were known to be in employment. These figures are backed up by very similar data collected...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...established specifically to support children and young people with an additional support need or Disability, a community who have experienced significant challenges during the pandemic. Children in Scotland recruited four children and young...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...impact is exacerbated depending on different personal characteristics; for instance, gender, age, Disability status, ethnicity, religion and where the child lives. Save the Children and the Children and War Foundation have some good insights into...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...calling for the world’s first commissioner for autistic people and people with a learning Disability. The aim, as we see it, would be to bring accountability to the system, amplify the voices of our communities and promote good...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...and performance type, and how experiences vary based on age and protected characteristics, such as Disability, sexuality or race. We want to identify how barriers such as poverty and other forms of disadvantage can be overcome. “Much work has...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

...care about and how you want to help people... Do you want to make life easier for people with a Disability, help protect the environment, tackle the issues of hunger and poverty, or find new clean energy sources that communities can use? Think...


25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve mental health. Let's learn from them

...people about it too.” – Wellbeing Ambassador Mental health represents the highest level of Disability in the UK, with half of all mental health problems in adulthood beginning before the age of 14 and three quarters before the age of 25. We...


Inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening

...needs associated with different disabilities. It has been selected to be screened at the Together! Disability Film Festival. The festival, now in its eighth year, is committed to showing films by deaf or disabled filmmakers and those with a strong...


Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...the home page and click ‘Accessibility help’. Approximately one billion people globally have a Disability and can face barriers when visiting inaccessible websites that prevent them from taking an active part in life. In the UK, website...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

Apply now to be one of our young board members

...of backgrounds, experiences and identities. This includes, but is not limited to: care experience Disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your...


25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...think if we promote equality for children and young people regardless of gender, sexuality, race, Disability, status, wealth, appearance… And children who stand up for their dignity, or that of others, are scoffed at as 'snowflakes'. Is this our...


25 Calls response: Fixing urgent problems in the short term matters. But it isn’t enough for future generations

...December 2018 Chris Creegan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign.  Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives We are...


New resources for inclusive education

...include final summaries of projects which looked at early school leaving for young people with a Disability, inclusive early years practices, and raising the achievement of all learners. They include input from Scottish-based schools and...


How can we support young carers in education settings?

...who provide care at home. Then there are those who are caring for a parent with an illness or Disability or addiction issue. Through our network of support services, we know that there are some excellent examples of work being done in schools...


First Child Disability Payment statistics released

... Magazine / News: More than £3 million in Disability benefits for Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

Child Protection Lead Training

...and families every year, on a wide range of themes including: family support, domestic abuse, Disability, fostering and adoption, education and employability, substance use and advocacy. Our services are firmly embedded in their local...


Workshops AC24

...relationships between adults and children, and improve work around equalities, wellbeing, and Disability rights. Sponsors Annual Conference 2024 Hub All things Annual Conference 2024 Back to the...


New app launched to help school leavers

...transition into adulthood Posted 22.06.23 by Alice Hinds additional support needs Disability School transition A new app has been launched to help young people with additional support needs navigate the transition...

additional support needs Disability School transition

Charity shares resources to make safety simple

...chief executive, said: “Preventable accidents are a leading cause of serious injury, acquired Disability and death, with the under-fives and children from deprived communities at particular risk. “In Scotland in 2021-22, there were almost...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Restraint and seclusion in schools

...restrained or removed from classrooms as a result of behaviours directly linked to their Disability. For too many young people, this has resulted in physical and emotional injury which have lasting effects for them and their...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

Annual Conference 2022

...by theme: Children’s rights, engagement and participation Additional support needs and Disability inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling inequality Organisation and workforce...


Membership Overview

...people with learning disabilities' - Kenneth Fleming, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability 'Membership is so valuable to us as an organisation. We know we are part of a wider community of people working to make a difference...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

...2022: Children’s rights, engagement, and participation Additional support needs and Disability inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling inequality Organisation & workforce...


Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...into boxes – as a society we still have a long way to go when it comes to things like racism, Disability and neurodiversity for example. The event you are running with us is entitled Challenging Gender Stereotypes: How to change the...

equality gender Inequality public health

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

...08, 2022 Report highlights success of family support programme May 24, 2022 More than £3m in Disability benefits for Scottish children May 18, 2022 Accelerate free school meal provision, say STUC Apr 22,...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Report highlights success of family support programme

...Nurse Partnership: 10 year analysis   Related content More than £3 million in Disability payments for Scottish children May 18, 2022 Councils urged to keep Additional Support Needs on the agenda  May 10, 2022 Accelerate...

Health parenting

Member directory: full

...is to provide financial help to people under 25 living in Orkney during times of ill health, Disability, hardship or disadvantage | octrust.org.uk Our Promise Residential Child Care | ourpromisescotland.com PAMIS Support for people with...


Member directory: N-S

...is to provide financial help to people under 25 living in Orkney during times of ill health, Disability, hardship or disadvantage | octrust.org.uk Our Promise Residential Child Care | ourpromisescotland.com P PAMIS Support for people...


Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

...introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches

...while I sat there struggling. "I think a surprising thing is how differently you address your Disability in the class with teachers, and outside with friends. "Discovering how to feel comfortable in asking for what you need vision-wise, while...

accessibility sight loss SYP young people

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism
ASL ASN Autism

“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”

...parliament better reflects the diversity of the Scottish population, in terms of race, gender and Disability, gives me hope that the decisions it makes will be more grounded in an understanding of the complexity and intersectionality of people’s...

Magazine

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"

...publicly, in equivalence to attainment and exam results. The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is one great example of  leadership in this area, celebrating annual learning Disability awards. Review roles and remits of support...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

"We want to kick-start a movement for change"

...syndrome tell us need serious attention. Enabling employment Only 4.2% of adults with a learning Disability in Scotland are in paid employment, compared with 74% of the general population. We want to address some of the barriers to employment for...


"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"

...family could be affected by poverty at some stage in their life, perhaps because of ill-health, Disability, an accident or sudden onset of a disabling condition. All of these things could plunge a family from being in relative affluence into...


"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"

...Scottish Charity Awards and our Digital Orchestra flew to Singapore to perform at the True Colours Disability Arts Festival for an audience of over 10,000. Last year also marked our 20th anniversary, which we commemorated with a whole host of...


Building a generation of equal citizens

... Building a generation of equal citizens The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is using Learning Disability Week as an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the importance of community. Libby Clement tells us more about their...


Sea change or same old?

...light on the realities of all young people’s lives. Prejudice and discrimination With levels of Disability hate crime remaining seriously underreported and young female journalists hounded off social media by trolls, it’s not a time for...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”

...Scotland is a charity working for an equal society for every person who has a learning Disability. We were founded in 1954 by 10 parents of children who had  learning disabilities. They knew that their children should have the same...


Website Policy

...conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, to comply with the National Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies. (The National Disability...


Parliamentary Monitor

...by the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, which state that people with a learning Disability are three times more likely to die of COVID-19 and twice as likely to experience serious disease. In Committees, the Environment, Climate...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

News

...generations Chris Creegan, Chief Executive of Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, comments on the need to support people with learning disabilities to live active, healthy lives. 11...



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Looking to the future with Changing our World

...to see? Here’s what they had to say: Resources and opportunities for all children regardless of Disability, health condition, form of education (home or school), size of family, or any factor outwith their control Climate change will be a thing...


"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...chose to be brave. Whether it was the civil rights movement, women’s rights and suffrage, or Disability justice, people put their heads above the parapet and spoke out – and that’s how change happens. AH: Within your best-selling book,...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

...experienced barriers to the arts and creative experiences. These include factors such as having a Disability, living in poverty, having poor mental health or being a young carer or refugee. Young people aged 11-25 could apply for up to £1,000 to...


Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...across Scotland. “We know many young people face barriers to accessing the arts, including Disability, poverty, and poor mental health. The Fund is designed to help overcome these so that as many young people as possible can enjoy...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

Building transitions plans into Scots law

...Institute research “the most recent data shows that of the 23,584 adults with a learning Disability known to Scottish local authorities, only 4.1% were known to be in employment. These figures are backed up by very similar data collected...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...established specifically to support children and young people with an additional support need or Disability, a community who have experienced significant challenges during the pandemic. Children in Scotland recruited four children and young...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...impact is exacerbated depending on different personal characteristics; for instance, gender, age, Disability status, ethnicity, religion and where the child lives. Save the Children and the Children and War Foundation have some good insights into...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...calling for the world’s first commissioner for autistic people and people with a learning Disability. The aim, as we see it, would be to bring accountability to the system, amplify the voices of our communities and promote good...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...and performance type, and how experiences vary based on age and protected characteristics, such as Disability, sexuality or race. We want to identify how barriers such as poverty and other forms of disadvantage can be overcome. “Much work has...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

...care about and how you want to help people... Do you want to make life easier for people with a Disability, help protect the environment, tackle the issues of hunger and poverty, or find new clean energy sources that communities can use? Think...


25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve mental health. Let's learn from them

...people about it too.” – Wellbeing Ambassador Mental health represents the highest level of Disability in the UK, with half of all mental health problems in adulthood beginning before the age of 14 and three quarters before the age of 25. We...


Inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening

...needs associated with different disabilities. It has been selected to be screened at the Together! Disability Film Festival. The festival, now in its eighth year, is committed to showing films by deaf or disabled filmmakers and those with a strong...


Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...the home page and click ‘Accessibility help’. Approximately one billion people globally have a Disability and can face barriers when visiting inaccessible websites that prevent them from taking an active part in life. In the UK, website...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

Apply now to be one of our young board members

...of backgrounds, experiences and identities. This includes, but is not limited to: care experience Disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your...


25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...think if we promote equality for children and young people regardless of gender, sexuality, race, Disability, status, wealth, appearance… And children who stand up for their dignity, or that of others, are scoffed at as 'snowflakes'. Is this our...


25 Calls response: Fixing urgent problems in the short term matters. But it isn’t enough for future generations

...December 2018 Chris Creegan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign.  Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives We are...


New resources for inclusive education

...include final summaries of projects which looked at early school leaving for young people with a Disability, inclusive early years practices, and raising the achievement of all learners. They include input from Scottish-based schools and...


How can we support young carers in education settings?

...who provide care at home. Then there are those who are caring for a parent with an illness or Disability or addiction issue. Through our network of support services, we know that there are some excellent examples of work being done in schools...



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Child Protection Lead Training

...and families every year, on a wide range of themes including: family support, domestic abuse, Disability, fostering and adoption, education and employability, substance use and advocacy. Our services are firmly embedded in their local...


Workshops AC24

...relationships between adults and children, and improve work around equalities, wellbeing, and Disability rights. Sponsors Annual Conference 2024 Hub All things Annual Conference 2024 Back to the...


Annual Conference 2022

...by theme: Children’s rights, engagement and participation Additional support needs and Disability inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling inequality Organisation and workforce...


Membership Overview

...people with learning disabilities' - Kenneth Fleming, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability 'Membership is so valuable to us as an organisation. We know we are part of a wider community of people working to make a difference...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

...2022: Children’s rights, engagement, and participation Additional support needs and Disability inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling inequality Organisation & workforce...


Website Policy

...conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, to comply with the National Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies. (The National Disability...


News

...generations Chris Creegan, Chief Executive of Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, comments on the need to support people with learning disabilities to live active, healthy lives. 11...



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First Child Disability Payment statistics released
post

... Magazine / News: More than £3 million in Disability benefits for Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

New app launched to help school leavers
post

...transition into adulthood Posted 22.06.23 by Alice Hinds additional support needs Disability School transition A new app has been launched to help young people with additional support needs navigate the transition...

additional support needs Disability School transition

Charity shares resources to make safety simple
post

...chief executive, said: “Preventable accidents are a leading cause of serious injury, acquired Disability and death, with the under-fives and children from deprived communities at particular risk. “In Scotland in 2021-22, there were almost...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Restraint and seclusion in schools
post

...restrained or removed from classrooms as a result of behaviours directly linked to their Disability. For too many young people, this has resulted in physical and emotional injury which have lasting effects for them and their...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
post

...into boxes – as a society we still have a long way to go when it comes to things like racism, Disability and neurodiversity for example. The event you are running with us is entitled Challenging Gender Stereotypes: How to change the...

equality gender Inequality public health

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
post

...08, 2022 Report highlights success of family support programme May 24, 2022 More than £3m in Disability benefits for Scottish children May 18, 2022 Accelerate free school meal provision, say STUC Apr 22,...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Report highlights success of family support programme
post

...Nurse Partnership: 10 year analysis   Related content More than £3 million in Disability payments for Scottish children May 18, 2022 Councils urged to keep Additional Support Needs on the agenda  May 10, 2022 Accelerate...

Health parenting

Member directory: full
post

...is to provide financial help to people under 25 living in Orkney during times of ill health, Disability, hardship or disadvantage | octrust.org.uk Our Promise Residential Child Care | ourpromisescotland.com PAMIS Support for people with...


Member directory: N-S
post

...is to provide financial help to people under 25 living in Orkney during times of ill health, Disability, hardship or disadvantage | octrust.org.uk Our Promise Residential Child Care | ourpromisescotland.com P PAMIS Support for people...


Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
post

...introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches
post

...while I sat there struggling. "I think a surprising thing is how differently you address your Disability in the class with teachers, and outside with friends. "Discovering how to feel comfortable in asking for what you need vision-wise, while...

accessibility sight loss SYP young people

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism
postASL ASN Autism

“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”
post

...parliament better reflects the diversity of the Scottish population, in terms of race, gender and Disability, gives me hope that the decisions it makes will be more grounded in an understanding of the complexity and intersectionality of people’s...

Magazine

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
post

...publicly, in equivalence to attainment and exam results. The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is one great example of  leadership in this area, celebrating annual learning Disability awards. Review roles and remits of support...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

"We want to kick-start a movement for change"
post

...syndrome tell us need serious attention. Enabling employment Only 4.2% of adults with a learning Disability in Scotland are in paid employment, compared with 74% of the general population. We want to address some of the barriers to employment for...


"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"
post

...family could be affected by poverty at some stage in their life, perhaps because of ill-health, Disability, an accident or sudden onset of a disabling condition. All of these things could plunge a family from being in relative affluence into...


"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"
post

...Scottish Charity Awards and our Digital Orchestra flew to Singapore to perform at the True Colours Disability Arts Festival for an audience of over 10,000. Last year also marked our 20th anniversary, which we commemorated with a whole host of...


Building a generation of equal citizens
post

... Building a generation of equal citizens The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is using Learning Disability Week as an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the importance of community. Libby Clement tells us more about their...


Sea change or same old?
post

...light on the realities of all young people’s lives. Prejudice and discrimination With levels of Disability hate crime remaining seriously underreported and young female journalists hounded off social media by trolls, it’s not a time for...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”
post

...Scotland is a charity working for an equal society for every person who has a learning Disability. We were founded in 1954 by 10 parents of children who had  learning disabilities. They knew that their children should have the same...


Parliamentary Monitor
post

...by the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, which state that people with a learning Disability are three times more likely to die of COVID-19 and twice as likely to experience serious disease. In Committees, the Environment, Climate...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster