A critical review and analysis of current research and policy relating to disabled children and young people in Scotland

Author: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People
Category: Children with disabilities

11th May 2012

This report was undertaken to help the Commissioner identify specific issues affecting the inclusion of disabled children and young people, and indicates key areas for improvement in the course of his strategic plan. The report covers areas such as education, self-directed support, short breaks and transition to adulthood.

It also draws attention to the specific barriers faced by deaf children, children with learning disabilities and those with mental health issues.

This report will be of interest to a wide audience and particularly useful to those with a responsibility for ensuring that disabled children and young people have equal chances in all aspects of their lives.