The Scottish government generally runs consultations, and this other one is an occasion to “bring together information about how families with disable children in Scotland can be supported as it is important for all people to know what their rights and entitlements are,” Ms Begley said.
As mentioned on the Government website, the” consultation focuses on the content and format of a public resource that will look to provide information across three pillars: rights and information, accessibility of support, and transitions.”
Through the “Consultation on the Support Disabled Children, Yong People and Their Families Resource,” the government wants to adopt decisions based on people’s feedback.
“Therefore, the consultation will seek to understand the information needs of families in relation to the content of the resource,” the Government says they “will consult on the full content rather than a basic draft, to ensure that it accurately reflects the information that families want and need.
“This consultation will be one step towards developing a central, inclusive source of information that seeks to ease the pressure on families who have limited time and resources. Following the consultation, the content will be developed into a website and mobile app, which will aim to be accessible, inclusive and dynamic,” the government website states.
In 2016, The Scottish Government funded a survey to gather evidence about the information needs of families of disabled children and young people across Scotland. The resource they are developing is then based on that preliminary consultation and will aim to address the information needs that families have identified as priorities.
The Scottish Government which is inviting people to contribute to the consultation says it is committed to ensuring the results meets “the needs of families and is useful, clear and empowering.”