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What does inclusive Early Years care look like? A parent’s view

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Following on from the publication of our Early Years report during Scottish Learning Disability Week, SCLD asked Jacqueline, a parent of a young child with a learning disability, to share her own experience of accessing Early Years education and childcare…  “When you have your first child who meets and exceeds all their milestones, it comes as a huge shock when …

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SCLD launches Early Years report

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The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has today launched our report into early learning provision for children with learning disabilities, Building Blocks: Exploring the barriers and facilitators to Early Learning and childcare for children with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report is being launched as part of Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022, the them of which is …

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Unlocking the door to children’s human rights

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2020 has been a tumultuous year for all of us. The Coronavirus Pandemic has presented considerable new challenges that SCLD and PAMIS believe have disproportionately impacted all disabled people, including people with learning/intellectual disabilities. Despite this, there have been some opportunities for hope including Scotland’s ongoing commitment to becoming a children’s rights respecting nation. We continue to see considerable steps …

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Guest Blog: SallyAnn Kelly on the Rights of Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland

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To celebrate World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, SCLD asked SallyAnn Kelly CEO of Aberlour to reflect on the rights of children in Scotland and what needs to be done to ensure children and young people with learning disabilities can realise their rights…  This week marks the 30th …

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Getting the UNCRC Right for Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities

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Over this summer, The Scottish Government has consulted on the Incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scottish domestic law.  The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) believes this is a long-awaited and critical development, which aims to make sure that all children’s UNCRC rights are met in Scotland to the highest possible …

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Making it work for parents with learning disabilities

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Oonagh Brown, Policy and Implementation Officer (Parenting), outlines how Part 12 of the Act will directly impact some parents with learning disabilities and highlights ways for professionals to get involved. The Working Together with Parents (Scottish) Network is holding events in local authorities about Part 12 of The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. These events will provide Information about …