Contact Scotland

Our team in Scotland is here to support you and your family.

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.

Parent workshops

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. 

Influencing policy consultation and engagement

Contact is a member of the Disabled Children & Young People’s Advisory Group. We got together with Down’s Syndrome Scotland, Family Fund, PAMIS (profound and multiple learning disabilities) and The Alliance to work with families to influence Scottish Government policy consultation and engagement. 

Read our Parents’ Voice report, a recent snapshot of what families currently experience around support and planning of services and parents’ views on two new policy developments in Scotland, the National Care Service and the National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy for Scotland.

UNCRC Update

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

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:

Contact Scotland 
The Melting Pot 
15 Calton Road

Phone: 07458 046 071

National policy, campaigning and partnership work 

Susan Walls 
Phone: 07458 046 070 

Scotland newsletter and information 

Donna Tomlin
Phone: 07458 046 071

By Your Side Project (Scotland) | Parent Adviser

Lynn Shields
Phone: 07421 309263