‘No Place Like Home’ is a joint campaign led by Aberlour and supported by Parenting Across Scotland (PAS) and the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD). This campaign has been developed in partnership with learning disabled parents we work with through our Family Service South Ayrshire and Family Service Aberdeen. The purpose of this campaign is to highlight the support needs of learning disabled parents and their children, particularly the need for ongoing parenting and family support at the earliest opportunity to ensure families where children are at risk of being placed in care can stay together.
The most comprehensive research available indicates that at least 40% of parents with a learning disability have their children taken into care. With the right support in place for parents, we believe that we can reduce that figure and keep families together.
We’ll be campaigning to ensure that service provision for parents with a learning disability is widely available throughout Scotland. Stay tuned to read our blog posts and updates about what we’ve achieved during this campaign.
You can read our press release here.
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In October we launched No Place Like Home – our campaign to highlight the support needs of parents with learning disabilities and their children, and to promote the need for ongoing parenting and family support at the earliest opportunity to ensure families where children are at risk of being placed in care can stay together.
We have been busy in the first few weeks of our campaign and here’s what has been happening: