Annex D: Other Useful Guidance Documents and Useful Organisations
Other useful guidance
Invasive procedures toolkit, PAMIS, 2016 - http://www.pamis.org.uk/_page.php?id=99.
Infection prevention and control in childcare settings, NHS National Health Services Scotland, 2015 - http://www.documents.hps.scot.nhs.uk/hai/infection-control/guidelines/infection-prevention-control-childcare-2015-v2.pdf.
Management of medication in daycare of children and childminding services, Care Inspectorate, 2014 - http://www.hub.careinspectorate.com/media/189567/childrens-service-medication-guidance.pdf.
Establishing the Responsible Commissioner: Guidance and Directions for Health Boards, Scottish Government, 2013 - http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2013_06.pdf.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Toolkit, Scottish Government Child and Maternal Health Division, Scottish Government, 2013 - http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/10/3881.
Prescription for Excellence A Vision and Action Plan for the right pharmaceutical care through integrated partnerships and innovation. Scottish Government 2013 - http://www.hub.careinspectorate.com/media/109965/sg-prescription-for-excellence.pdf.
A common sense approach to moving and handling disabled children and young people, Scottish Government, 2012 - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0040/00402969.pdf.
School Handbook Guidance, Information for local authorities and schools following the Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, Scottish Government , 2012 - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0040/00401568.pdf.
Partnership working between education and allied health professionals guidance, Scottish Government, 2010, http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/313416/0099357.pdf.
The handling of medicines in social care settings, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain - https://www.rpharms.com/social-care-settings-pdfs/the-handling-of-medicines-in-social-care.pdf.
Action for Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland can provide tailored deaf awareness training to both staff and students to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing children are fully included in the school environment and to ensure that everyone works together to improve outcomes for the deaf or hard of hearing child or young person. For more information visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/scotland.
Action for Sick Children Scotland
Action for Sick Children Scotland informs, promotes and campaigns on behalf of the needs of all sick children and young people within the healthcare system. For more information visit http://www.ascscotland.org.uk/.
Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland
The Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland consider appeals (references) made by parents or carers and young people against decisions of Education Authorities regarding the provision of educational support including claims of disability discrimination in relation to schools. For more information dial 0845 120 2906 or visit www.asntscotland.gov.uk.
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland)
ALISS is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing resources in Scotland. It helps signpost people to useful community support. For more information visit https://www.aliss.org/.
Asthma UK is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by asthma. The charity provides a wide range of information and resources on their website, including downloadable asthma action plans. Printed information booklets and other resources are available on request, and bulk copies are available for purchase by healthcare professionals. For more information visit Asthma UK's website at www.asthma.org.uk. General enquiries can be sent via email to email@example.com. Asthma UK also has a telephone helpline number - 0300 222 5800 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri).
British Heart Foundation Scotland
The British Heart Foundation and British Heart Foundation Scotland provides a number of services to both professionals working with children affected by Congenital Heart Disease and other heart conditions and their families. For more information visit www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/in-your-area/scotland.
British Lung Foundation Scotland
The British Lung Foundation and British Lung Foundation Scotland empower people affected by lung disease through support, services and information, and campaign for healthy lungs and clear air. For more information visit https://www.blf.org.uk/ or contact the helpline number 03000 030 555 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri).
The Butterfly Trust
The Butterfly Trust works to support and empower people with Cystic Fibrosis. For more information visit their website at www.butterflytrust.org.uk.
The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure that they meet the right standards. For more information visit www.careinspectorate.com
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland seeks to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland and provides advice, Information and support in the community. For more information visit www.chss.org.uk.
Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
The role of the Children and Young People's Commissioner is to help children and young people to understand their rights and to make sure those rights are respected. For more information please visit their website at http://www.sccyp.org.uk/about.
Clic Sargent provides advice and support to children and young people affected by cancer, their families and the professionals who work with them. For more information visit http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/content/help-and-support.
Contact a Family Scotland
Contact a Family is a national charity that provides information, advice and support for families with disabled children. For more information visit their website at http://www.cafamily.org.uk/scotland.
Contact a Family has an online A-Z directory of medical conditions. It contains an overview of a number of common and rare conditions, and signposts further information where it exists. The directory can be accessed at http://www.cafamily.org.uk/medical-information/conditions/.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust helps to make a difference to the lives of people with the condition and those who care for them. For more information visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk.
Diabetes Scotland works to raise awareness, improve care and provide support and information for people with diabetes and their families. For more information visit www.diabetes.org.uk/In_Your_Area/Scotland/.
Education Scotland works collaboratively and in partnership with other public bodies and local authorities to promote, support and build the capacity of education providers and practitioners to improve their own performance. For more information, visit www.educationscotland.gov.uk.
Epilepsy Scotland aims to improve access to services, enabling them to lead full and active lives. It also provides useful resources for staff in schools and the school health team. For more information call 0141 427 4911 or visit http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/.
Enquire provides advice and support to families of children and young people who require some additional support to make the most of their learning. For more information call the Enquire helpline on 03451232303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website www.enquire.org.uk for access to a wide range of publications and online resources and more information.
Govan Law Centre, Education Law Unit
Govan Law Centre, Education Law Unit operates a second tier advice service to partner agencies, advocacy agencies, local authorities, NHS boards, Social Services and other solicitors in relation to education matters. A referral can be made by any of these agencies to the Education Law Unit for parents and carers to get legal assistance when their child's educational needs are not being met.
The Education Law Unit also operates a national advocacy service in partnership with Kindred called Let's Talk ASN. Parents can contact the Education Law Centre directly on 0141 445 1955 if they have the right of appeal to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal in respect of a placing request to a special school or a mainstream school where the child has a co-ordinated support plan; in relation to matters arising relating to Co-ordinated Support Plans and transition from child to adult services. For further information visit www.edlaw.org.uk.
Health and Safety Executive
The Health and Safety Executive ( HSE) is the regulatory body for health and safety in Great Britain. HSE provides information to school leaders about health and safety in schools on their website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/services/education/index.htm.
Health Protection Scotland
Health Protection Scotland ( HPS) was established by the Scottish Government in 2005 to strengthen and co-ordinate health protection in Scotland. The HPS website contains useful information and resources about healthcare associated infection and infection control. For more information visit http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/haiic/#.
Meningitis Research Foundation
The Meningitis Research Foundation provides support to those affected by meningitis and septicaemia and resources to help raise awareness of meningitis and septicaemia. For more information visit http://www.meningitis.org/about-us.
The Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation website has a number of resources on supporting vulnerable young people. For more information visit http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk.
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
The Commission aims to ensure that care, treatment and support are lawful and respect the rights and promote the welfare of individuals with mental illness, learning disability and related conditions. For more information visit http://www.mwcscot.org.uk.
Respectme is Scotland's anti-bullying service. Information and advice on all aspects of bullying for practitioners, parents, children and young people is available at www.respectme.org.uk. This website also includes details of Respectme's free training programme, advice on policy development and campaigning work.
Scottish Child Law Centre
The Child Law Centre helps children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing free expert legal advice and information. For further information visit http://www.sclc.org.uk/.
Scottish Council for Independent Schools ( SCIS)
SCIS is a membership organisation which represents and promotes independent schools in Scotland. For more information visit the SCIS website at www.scis.org.uk.
Scottish Information Commissioner
The Scottish Information Commissioner promotes and enforces both the public's right to ask for the information held by Scottish public authorities, and good practice by authorities. For more information telephone 01334 464610 or visit their website at www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/ScottishInformationCommissioner.aspx.
Scottish Paediatric Epilepsy Network
The Scottish Paediatric Epilepsy Network (SPEN) is a national managed clinical network and brings together people involved in paediatric epilepsy from all over Scotland to agree the way forward for epilepsy services. For more information visit http://www.spen.scot.nhs.uk.
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman handles complaints from people who have suffered injustice or hardship as a result of maladministration or service failure.
For more information visit www.spso.org.uk.
UNISON is a trade union, representing full-time and part-time staff who provide public services. Visit www.unison-scotland.org.uk for more information.
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