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Our Kids Won't Wait Campaign

  • Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 September 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-10476
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 03 October 2023

That the Parliament recognises the #OurKidsWontWait campaign to improve funding for disabled children in Scotland, and the importance of organisations such as The Yard that provide vital support for children with disabilities and their parents; understands that demand for the wide range of services offered by organisations such as The Yard is growing but that funding for The Yard, in real terms, has declined over the last seven years; believes that more could be done to help these organisations grow and expand services so that more children with disabilities and their families can get the support that they need; commends the efforts of four-year-old Eilish Cowan, who was born with a rare genetic condition, and her family in their campaign work with The Yard to improve funding for services for disabled children in the Mid Scotland and Fife region and across Scotland, and understands that the Scottish Government's decision to roll forward the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund grant has a major impact on the ability of charities such as The Yard to meet demand to help some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Ben Macpherson, Paul O'Kane, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba