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Cross-Party Group - Children &Young People

Purpose of the group

To ensure issues affecting children and young people are recognised and discussed throughout the working of the Scottish Parliament, in order to ensure that the needs and rights of children and young people are met throughout Scotland.



Special Educational Consortium

The Special Educational Consortium (SEC) is a group of organisations who protect and promote the rights of disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN). We work with the government, the Department for Education, members of Parliament and other organisations when there are proposals for changes in policy, legislation, regulations and guidance that may affect disabled children and children with SEN.




The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) was established in response to UK guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2008) and the British Association of Psychopharmacology (Nutt et al., 2006) who for the first time gave evidence based guidance on the need to diagnose and treat ADHD in adults as well as in children; and in response to the relative lack of training and support in this area for professionals working within adult mental health services.




The European Network Adult ADHD was founded in 2003 by Sandra Kooij, uniting clinicians and researchers from 12 different European countries involved in adult ADHD.
In December 2013, there are 24 countries and 66 professionals in adult ADHD involved in this network.
The aims of the European Network Adult ADHD are:
1.    Increasing awareness that ADHD is a lifelong condition
2.    Improving diagnostic assessment and treatment
3.    International research
4.    Improving access to services
5.    Establishing cooperation between professionals involved in child and adult ADHD.