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Scottish local elections 2012

Four requests for Scotland’s children and young people with complex communication needs

Sense Scotland has been talking to the children and young people who use our services and their families about what practical measures would help them to have the best start in life. Our four requests are about ensuring that families can support their children throughout their childhood to have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers, and to develop into confident adults able to fulfil their potential in life.

Together, we have identified four things that could make a real difference:

  1. Provide all new parents with accurate, up-to-date information about accessing support.
  2. Meet the additional costs of skilled childcare required by disabled children.
  3. Provide support to disabled people and their families based on need, rather than age.
  4. Each local authority to appoint an elected member as “Champion for Disabled People”.

We’re asking candidates to pledge their support for these requests.  Read more about the pledges in the full version which you can download here.

For more information on this email Megan Wilson at: