We have listed the following organisations including links to websites as we believe they may be of may be of interest to you. If you know of any other organisations that you think may be of benefit to others who have an interest in inclusion then please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisations for children and young people with disabilities in Scotland
For Scotland’s Disabled Children: for Scotland’s Disabled Children (fSDC) is a coalition of organisations and individuals set up to secure rights and justice for disabled children and young people
Inspiring Inclusion: Inspiring Inclusion is based in Ayrshire and brings those with experience and knowledge to share their skills at events and conferences.
‘Inspiring Inclusion wants to inspire, support and challenge you to live and work in ways that make it more likely that the people we care about and support will live rich and full lives and have their contribution welcomed and valued. We do this by providing events, training and consultancy for organisations, communities and individuals.’
Enquire: Enquire provides independent advice on additional support for learning; the educational system in Scotland; steps you can take to resolve disagreements and other sources of help. The services that Enquire provide include:
- A helpline for additional support for learning
- Conferences and events
- Young people’s service
Organisations for all people with disabilities in Scotland
Equal Futures: Equal Futures is based in Edinburgh and is funded and led by families who have chosen to take the initiative to plan and support their disabled relative to enjoy a good life anchored by inclusion and lifelong loving relationships.
In Control Scotland: in Control Scotland originated as a partnership between Altrum and the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability who came together in 2006 to promote the In Control approach and system of self directed support in Scotland.
Learning Disability Alliance Scotland: Learning Disability Alliance Scotland brings together Scotland’s voluntary organistion to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disabilities: SCLD ‘s mission is to work in partnership with people with learning disabilities of all ages and family carers to challenge discrimination and to develop and share good practice. ‘Our goal is an inclusive Scotland where everyone is valued and respected for who they are and what they contribute as equal citizens.’
Inclusion Scotland: Inclusion Scotland (IS) is a consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals. ‘Through a process of structured development we aim to draw attention to the physical, social, economic, cultural and attitudinal barriers that affect our everyday lives as disabled people in Scotland. We aim to encourage a wide understanding of those issues throughout mainstream thought in Scotland. In short, we want to reverse the current social exclusion experienced by disabled people through civil dialogue, partnerships, capacity building, education, persuasion, training and advocacy.
Pamis: Pamis works with people and their families with profound and multiple learning disabilities for a better life. Pamis together with LDAS have compiled a directory of all 62 of the Changing Places Facilities in Scotland. Not all of the 62 Changing Places facilities meet the new requirement for a minimum size of 12 m2. You can download the directory online.
To view a map of the Changing Places facilities.
National Disability Information Service: ‘Update’ provides a comprehensive disability information service for Scotland by:
- Providing organisations and agencies with a full range of disability related information that is relevant to Scotland
- Providing subscribing member organisations and agencies with cost-effective support services and resources that facilitate good practice and builds capacity
- Providing members of the public with general information and accurate contact details of appropriate local/specialist organisations
- Encouraging and supporting good practice in disability information and advice service
Values Into Action Scotland: VIAS promotes rights choice and control for people with learning difficulties. Our work involves us in providing training and consultancy, campaigning and carrying out research into what works/ doesn’t work in people’s lives.
Organisations for all children in Scotland
Children in Scotland: Children in Scotland is the national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.
Scottish Child Law Centre: The Scottish Child Law Centre provides free legal advice for and about children and helps with any questions about the law.
‘We are the only Law Centre in Scotland that works exclusively for children and young people. We provide services throughout the whole of Scotland. We help children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing free expert legal advice and information through our advice line, email and text services. We also provide a wide range of training on the law and children’s rights to groups and individuals across Scotland, and offer a range of leaflets and publications on various legal issues. We do visits to schools and young peoples organisations as well’.
Under 18s can PHONE FREE on 0800 328 8970 Monday – Friday 09.30 – 4.00’
Together: Together is an alliance of Scottish children’s charities that improves the awareness, understanding and implementation of the United Convention on the Rights of the Child
Diversity Matters: Diversity Matters are based in Scotland but operate more widely. ‘We provide consultancy, facilitation, training and evaluation services. Well known for our work in Person Centred Planning, organisational development and Supported Living our aim is to support more inclusive societies and communities.’
Inclusive Solutions: Inclusive Solutions are based in Nottingham, England but also work in Scotland. They are experienced and skilled educational psychologists who with a great team of associates specialise in inclusion. ‘We provide training, consultancy and advice and carry out inspirational teambuilding. Inclusive Solutions makes available cutting edge practical strategies and ideas for developing effective inclusion in mainstream classrooms, schools, early years settings and communities.’