Learning/Intellectual Disability and Autism – Recovery and Transformation Plan - background information.

Stephen Leighton made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Government

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Dear Scottish Government,

Can you provide me with all information (documents/reports/minutes of meetings/emails/face-face meetings and anything else i have failed to mention) in relation to how the 'Learning/Intellectual Disability and Autism – Recovery and Transformation Plan', was developed?

Could you provide me all the consultation documents/surveys/reports/meetings with all the services/people/organisations involved who helped shape the document?

Can you provide me with information as to who and how the decisions was made (documents/surveys/reports/meetings with all the services/people/organisations) to align the end of the Scottish Autism Strategy into the Transition Plan - to end with the Learning Disability Keys to Life document?

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Leighton

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202000122202
Your Reference: Learning/Intellectual Disability and Autism

Dear Stephen Leighton,

Thank you for your correspondence received on 10/12/2020. Your query will
be passed to the relevant area for consideration and has been given a
reference number of 202000122202. Please quote this number in all
correspondence. The Scottish Government aim to respond, where necessary,
as quickly as possible and within the stated timescale as indicated on our
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Yours sincerely
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Dear Scottish Government,

In order to support me with accessing information, I ask that you provide information that would not trigger the exemption(s) under section(s) 12 of FOISA that you believe applies to the information requested. Mainly speaking, before it would trigger the £600 threshold.

In your response you said "The development of the Recovery and Transformation Plan evolved from the stakeholder meetings that were set up to discuss the emerging issues coming out of COVID for provider stakeholders, organisations such as ENABLE, NAS, SA , IS and SCLD." In order to ensure i don't trigger s.12 of FOISA, can you at least provide me the minutes of these stakeholder meetings? This should fall under the threshold you've highlighted.

You highlight stakeholders, but you don't provide there full names? Could you provide their full names and the persons who attended these meetings?

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Leighton

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202000125603
Your Reference: Recovery and Transformation Plan

Dear Stephen Leighton,

Thank you for your correspondence received on 15/12/2020. Your query will
be passed to the relevant area for consideration and has been given a
reference number of 202000125603. Please quote this number in all
correspondence. The Scottish Government aim to respond, where necessary,
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Yours sincerely
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Dear Scottish Government,

You haven't provided me with the information I've requested, all you've sent is the terms of reference.

To be more specific, I a looking to recieved a copy of the minute where the decision was made to hoing learning disability with autism as part of the closure of the autism strategy ending in 2021?

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Leighton

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202100134007
Your Reference: I a looking to recieved a copy of the minute where the
decision was made to hoing learning disability with autism as part of the
closure of the autism strategy ending in 2021

Dear Stephen Leighton ,

Thank you for your correspondence received on 07/01/2021. Your query will
be passed to the relevant area for consideration and has been given a
reference number of 202100134007. Please quote this number in all
correspondence. The Scottish Government aim to respond, where necessary,
as quickly as possible and within the stated timescale as indicated on our
website
(http://www.gov.scot/about/contact-inform...).

Yours sincerely
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Dear Mr Leighton
 
Thank you for your email of 7 January in response to my email of the same
day regarding FOI request 202000125603.
 
In regards to your question of where the decision was made to joining
learning disability with autism, further to our correspondence to you of 9
November and 2, 7 and 14 December, stakeholder meetings to discuss the
impact of COVID-19 were held jointly across learning disabilities and
autism and it was a natural progression that discussions on a COVID -19
recovery plan would be joint given there were similarities in the emerging
issues across both populations. The Scottish Government is currently in
the process of developing a plan for autism and learning disabilities. 
 
We are currently carrying out a wide range of stakeholder engagement with
health professionals, including health and social care partnerships, third
sector organisations and representative bodies.  I provided you with
information on how you could be part of this process from a H&SCP
perspective. As the plan is currently in the process of being developed,
we are listening to views on how a joint plan will work and how the plan’s
priorities will be taken forward to learn from the covid pandemic and
improve the lives of autistic people and people with learning
disabilities. 
 
The final plan, when published, will highlight priorities going forward
which will be taken forward over the next two years.  It will be a bridge
to future policy development as we come to the end of the autism strategy
and the Keys to life strategy in 2023.  No decision has been taken on
whether future strategies will be joint.
 
I hope this information is helpful.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Louise Scott
Policy Manager for Autism
Neurodevelopmental Support Team, Mental Health & Social Care Directorate,
Scottish Government, Room GE.19, St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh
EH1 3DG
   (0131 24) 46229 |   07580 750 046
Please note my normal working week is Monday-Thursday.  I am working from
home and contactable by email, phone and skype.
 
 
 
 
 

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