Cerebral Palsy Scotland contributes to a number of national alliances and networks.
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Scotland’s CEO, Stephanie Fraser, sits as an officer on the APPG on Cerebral Palsy. The APPG on Cerebral Palsy recently published its first report, looking at the role of early intervention in children with CP.
National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions
In December 2019 we were involved in helping the Scottish Government produce the first national five-year plan for neurological conditions: Neurological Care and Support in Scotland: A Framework for Action 2020 – 2025. A detailed implementation plan is currently being worked on with early actions identified.
The implementation of the new Framework for Action 2020-2025 is being supported by the Scottish Government’s National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions. Currently, Cerebral Palsy Scotland’s CEO, Stephanie Fraser, is Chair of this committee.
The Neurological Alliance of Scotland
Cerebral Palsy Scotland is also an active member of The Neurological Alliance of Scotland. Our membership enables us to represent people with cerebral palsy’s concerns at a wider level and allows us to learn from the experience of other condition-specific organisations.
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
We are also a member of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE). The ALLIANCE support Cerebral Palsy Scotland to ensure that people with CP are able to sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services.
Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Disability
Cerebral Palsy Scotland attend the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Disability. We engage with the Scottish Government Children and Families Directorate around the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) policy, and also feed into the Community Health and Social Care Directorate to support people with communication needs, particularly those who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).