Outcome 2 - Equal and inclusive access to healthcare provision and support for independent living, with control over the best use of resources and support for disabled children
Nineteen commitments were included under Outcome 2. Consultees were asked if they agreed or disagreed that these commitments would help the Scottish Government make progress towards Outcome 2. Nearly three-quarters (73%) agreed that they would.
A recurring theme was a desire for the commitments to be expanded to include others beyond the scope of the commitment. For example, commitments 17 and 18 (health inequalities data collection and advocacy) explicitly refer to people with learning disabilities. It was suggested that that they should apply to all disabled people.
It was also suggested that commitments 22, 23, and 24 (employment within the NHS) should be extended to all workforces
Commitment 26 relates to carrying out Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessments on all policies relating to children, but it was argued that this should be extended to embrace policies not specifically aimed at children but which will affect children.
There were also calls for commitment 30 (Child Internet Safety stakeholder) to be expanded to include vulnerable adults, and for the scope of mental health legislation being reviewed in commitments 31 and 32 to be expanded.
Finally, it was suggested that commitment 35 (learning and development framework for foster carers) should be widened out to include all parents and kinship carers of disabled children.
Other recurring themes include comments relating to implementation, engagement and inclusive communication, and there were calls for more detail and clarity around some of the commitments (18, 27, 28, 30 and 32).
Questions were asked about why this Outcome was the only one to specifically mention children, with the suggestion that either children are included specifically in the titles of all the outcomes, or a separate fifth outcome about children is included.