learning disabilities

Booklet providing information and advice to help parents and families with learning disabled children cope successfully with their caring responsibilities.

Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

This podcast is taken from the ‘Forgotten Citizens’ Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June and features Jo Cochrane, welcoming delegates back to the main conference and talking about why she feels its so important not to lose the histories of people with learning disabilities. he is followed by James Withers talking about his work with the Scottish Youth Parliament and how his role has changed over time. Finally Alan May, who is James’ buddy at the Scottish Youth Parliament shares his experiences of supporting James and becoming his friend over time.

This is a summary of a report on a study that sought to identify: differences in planning for disabled young people in residential schools outside local authority boundaries compared to young people attending their local special schools; the factors which impact on transition planning and transition outcomes for these young people; key areas for future research and the feasibility of such work.

Report aiming to make a contribution to the debate on how best to educate children with learning difficulties by arguing that parents are the best people to decide where their children should attend school and laying out a strategy to make parental choice rather than 'expert' opinion the driver for policy.

Report of a study which looked at routes, destinations and outcomes for pupils permanently excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units. The study arose out of concerns over the quality of educational provision for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in England voiced by the Steer Report.

This is an accessible booklet with stories as well as information about Local Area Co-ordination, including contact details for Local Area Co-ordinators.

Report containing the findings of a large survey of prisoners with learning disabilities and difficulties, examining their experiences of the criminal justice system, discussing the over-arching themes which emerged and making recommendations for change.

This is a practical guide about how to consult with children and young people on policy related issues. It is written for community workers, youth workers, teachers, local authority workers, facilitators and other organisations and individuals working with children and young people. It is also for children and young people themselves who may be involved or interested in organising a consultation exercise.[Feb 2008 - no longer available from Save the Children]