What we do
Our Scotland team provides a range of support, including:
Scotland Enquiry Line
Give us a call on 07458 046 071
We’re here to help you source the right information for you and your family, from early years through to transitions into adult life.
By Your Side: Reaching families in hospital
Our parent adviser is here to provide support to families in hospital.
Our BYS Scotland team are taking enquires from families and professionals, so do get in touch if you would like some support and information.
We offer free workshops on a range of topics including sleep, guardianship, money matters and preparing for adult life.
We advertise upcoming events on this page and on our Facebook page (see below for details).
Parent support groups
Looking for a local group?
Parent support groups provide parents of disabled children with essential practical and emotional support. We can help you connect with friendly and supportive groups in Scotland.
Policy & Legislation Updates
We work with strategic partners in the voluntary sector, health and central government in Scotland to ensure families of disabled children get a fair deal in government policies.
We have a range of research reports, and we are actively involved in several policy, parliamentary and advisory groups.
The rights of children and young people are laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).Find out more at Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) website.
What’s changing: In March 2021, the Scottish Parliament passed a bill that will make children’s rights part of the law in Scotland. The UK Government challenged against four elements of the UNCRC Bill because it goes beyond the powers of the Scottish Parliament. The UK Supreme Court judges unanimously decided that four sections of the Bill go beyond the powers of the Scottish Parliament. The UNCRC Bill returned to the Scottish Parliament so that MSPs can address their concerns.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (UNCRPD). Find out more at Inclusion Scotland website.
What’s changing: UNCRPD is intended to be incorporated into Scots law. This will mean that public bodies have legal duties to deliver disabled people’s rights and their rights will be set out in law. A new Act to do this is expected during the Scottish Parliament 2021 to 2026.
We work in partnership with many professionals and organisations to provide the best possible support to families.
Get in touch if you would like to work with us.
Sign up to our updates
Sign up to news and updates from Contact Scotland to stay up-to-date with our latest news, activities and events for families with disabled children.
If you’re in a support group, you can join our support group network. Email Donna.Tomlin@contact.org.uk
Find us on social media
Visit our Facebook page for our latest news and to talk to families like yours.
Get in touch
You can find us at:
The Melting Pot
15 Calton Road
Phone: 07458 046 071
National policy, campaigning and partnership work
Phone: 07458 046 070
Scotland newsletter and information
Phone: 07458 046 071
By Your Side Project (Scotland) | Parent Adviser
Phone: 07421 309263