Improving outcomes: first Doran e-Newsletter published

Author: Scottish Government
Categories: Basic Health and Welfare, Education and Leisure and Cultural Activities

13th May 2014

The Scottish Government has recently published the first edition of the Doran e-Newsletter, which aims to bring people up to speed with developments affecting children and young people with complex additional support needs.

The e-Newsletter, which will be published quarterly, will help to keep you up to date on news around the 21 recommendations from the Doran Review.

The Doran Review was published in September 2012 and sets out the strategic vision for provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs in Scotland.

The e-Newsletter is likely to be of interest to:

  • People who provide a service for children with complex additional support needs.
  • People who buy or commission services for children with complex additional support needs.
  • Parents and carers of children with complex additional support needs.
  • Children with complex additional support needs.

Access the first Doran e-Newsletter here.

The Doran Review includes information on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and how it relates to education and additional support needs. The UK ratification of the Convention (in 1991) places binding international obligations on the UK and devolved governments and institutions to implement its provisions and ensure the realisation of all rights in the UNCRC for all children across their jurisdiction.

Alongside the general principles of the UNCRC (the right to life; the right to non-discrimination; the right to participation and the best interests of the child as a primary consideration) the Doran Review highlights two rights which relate directly to education: article 28 (the right to education) and article 29 (the aims of education).