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Publication - Consultation Paper

Consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023: EasyRead version

Published: 1 Mar 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector
ISBN:
9781786528230

We are seeking views on improving public services for BSL users.

46 page PDF

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46 page PDF

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Contents
Consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023: EasyRead version
List of Policies and Services used in this plan and what they mean

46 page PDF

5.0MB

List of Policies and Services used in this plan and what they mean

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1+2 language learning policy

Scottish Government policy which enables children to learn two languages in addition to the language used at home.

Teacher with two students

contactSCOTLAND- BSL

This is the service which the Scottish Government has established to connect deaf BSL users throughout Scotland through a video relay service ( VRS) with all of Scotland's public authorities and voluntary organisations (Third Sector).

contactSCOTLAND-BSL (British Sign Language) (logo)

Department for Work and Pensions' Access to Work ( ATW)

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition. This is offered by the UK Government.

Website: https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work/overview

DWP Department for Work and Pensions (logo)

Family Information Service website

This website provides free, impartial information for families.

Website: https://www.scottishfamilies.gov.uk/

Family Information Service (logo)

Going Further: Scotland's Accessible Travel Framework

This is the Scottish Government's plan for transport services. This was coproduced with disabled people, including BSL users.

Website: http://accessibletravel.scot/accessible-travel/

Going Further: Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework

General Teaching Council for Scotland ( GTCS)

This organisation promotes, supports and develops the professional learning of teachers.

Website: http://www.gtcs.org.uk/

GTCS (General Teaching Council for Scotland) (logo)

Historical Environment Scotland

This is the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland's historic environment.

Website: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/

Historical Environment Scotland - ARAINNEACHD EACHDRAIDHEIL ALBA (logo)

Play Strategy

This is the Scottish Government's Play Strategy for Scotland The definition for Play tells us that "key characteristics of play are fun, uncertainty, challenge, flexibility and non-productivity. Play can happen indoors or outdoors, with or without the oversight of adults, in everyday spaces, in environments designed for play and places chosen by children and young people."

Website: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0043/00437132.pdf

Play Strategy (logo)

Self-directed Support

This is a service for people who use social care services and health and social care professionals.

Website: http://www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/

Self-directed Support Scotland (logo)

Scottish Funding Council

This is the non-departmental public body charged with funding Scotland's further and higher education institutions.

Website: http://www.sfc.ac.uk/Priorities/Priorities.aspx

Scottish Funding Council

Scottish Qualifications Authority ( SQA)

Has two main functions: accreditation, and awarding qualifications

Website: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/70972.html

SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) (logo)

sportscotland

This is the national agency for sport in Scotland. We see a Scotland where sport is a way of life, where sport is at the heart of society, making a positive impact on people and communities.

Website: https://sportscotland.org.uk/

Sport Scotland (logo)

The Access to Elected Office Fund Scotland

This has been set up to offer financial assistance to disabled people who are seeking selection or have already been selected to stand in the 2017 Scottish Local Authority Elections.

Website: http://inclusionscotland.org/information/employability-and-civic-participation/access-to-politics/aeofs/

Access to Elected Office Fund Scotland (logo)

Contact

Email: Hilary Third