Results 1–20 of 583 for speaker:Clare Haughey

Scottish Parliament: Violence Prevention Programmes (Dating and Relationships) (2 Dec 2021)

Clare Haughey: The Scottish Government is clear that harassment or abuse of any form whether in the workplace, schools, the home or society is completely reprehensible and must stop. We are taking forward a range of actions such as teaching our children and young people about safe and healthy relationships through relationships, sexual health and parenthood education, and we are funding programmes such as...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Prevention Programmes (Dating and Relationships) (2 Dec 2021)

Clare Haughey: Pauline McNeill raises an important point, which would concern anyone. We all want children and young people to be able to develop mutually respectful, responsible and confident relationships. We will continue to fund a range of school-based programmes, which I heard that the member welcomes, and organisations including Rape Crisis Scotland, whose national sexual violence prevention programme...

Scottish Parliament: Dyslexia (Support) (2 Dec 2021)

Clare Haughey: We work with Dyslexia Scotland to provide support across the country to people with dyslexia. In January 2020, we published a final report marking the delivery of the recommendations in the 2014 review “Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland” to improve outcomes for learners with dyslexia. Learners can access support under the Education (Additional...

Scottish Parliament: Dyslexia (Support) (2 Dec 2021)

Clare Haughey: I believe that Rachael Hamilton wrote to my colleague Richard Lochhead on the matter last month, given his portfolio responsibilities, and received a response from him. I will not add to that here. However, we are assured of the fact that there is support available to people with dyslexia in all parts of the country, including rural communities such as the one that Rachael Hamilton...

Scottish Parliament: Dyslexia (Support) (2 Dec 2021)

Clare Haughey: It is important to understand that, under the Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act 2004, local authorities are responsible for identifying and meeting the additional support needs of their pupils and that local authorities and schools should prioritise personalised support to meet the individual physical and emotional needs of all children and young people, especially in the light...

Scottish Parliament: Deferred Entry to Primary 1 (Funding for Early Learning and Childcare) (25 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Positive progress is being made on delivering the commitment to offer funded early learning and childcare for all children whose school entry is deferred. The legislation will take effect from August 2023, as per the timetable approved by Parliament on 3 February 2021. A pilot programme is already under way in five local authorities. To support local authorities in preparing for full...

Scottish Parliament: Deferred Entry to Primary 1 (Funding for Early Learning and Childcare) (25 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: The pilot is progressing well, with all participating authorities supporting families with their new entitlement. The new pilot sites were announced recently, and local authorities are leading communication at the local level. Our ParentClub website has been updated to give clear information about deferral rights to parents and carers in pilot areas and other authorities. We ask local...

Scottish Parliament: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (11 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: We remain committed to the incorporation of the UNCRC to the maximum extent possible as soon as is practicable. We are considering the implications of the Supreme Court judgment and how best to take forward incorporation. We are undertaking targeted engagement with stakeholders on options before final decisions are made. Careful consideration is also needed to ensure that those options...

Scottish Parliament: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (11 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: It is fair to say that the Scottish Government is bitterly disappointed that the bill has been delayed, but we remain committed to the incorporation of the UNCRC to the maximum extent possible and as soon as is practicable. We are committed to a three-year UNCRC implementation programme in collaboration with public authorities, children and young people, during which time we are investing £4...

Scottish Parliament: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (11 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Yes, I agree with that. The Supreme Court judgment makes it plain that we are constitutionally prohibited from enacting legislation that the Scottish Parliament unanimously decided was needed to enshrine and fully protect the rights of our children. The Government believes that the children of Scotland deserve the fulfilment of the commitments that were made to them, and our determination to...

Scottish Parliament: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (11 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Perhaps Meghan Gallacher, as a new member, is not aware that her party also voted for the bill. It was voted for unanimously by the Parliament. [ Interruption .]

Scottish Parliament: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (11 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Thank you, Presiding Officer. It is very difficult when we have Opposition members shouting over us. The Parliament is committed to ensuring that the rights of the children of Scotland are upheld and respected. We will continue to work to ensure that that happens.

Scottish Parliament: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (11 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: I am not quite sure what point Mr Cole-Hamilton is making. He seems to ask several questions, and I am not quite sure what he wants me to respond to. The duty of the Government is to ensure that the children of Scotland have their rights respected. We will continue to work at pace to ensure that the will of the Parliament is upheld.

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (3 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Today’s debate marks a significant milestone towards improving the lives and futures of Scotland’s children and families. The Scottish Government’s ambition is for all of Scotland’s children to grow up in a country where they feel loved, safe and respected, and where they are able to reach their full potential. That ambition sits at the heart of our commitment to expanding the funded...

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (3 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: I will touch on that in my closing remarks. I am sure that Mr Rennie will welcome the statistics that show that the number of eligible two-year-olds accessing their entitlement has increased by 27 per cent, from 4,711 in August 2020 to 5,954 in August 2021. However, there is still work that we can do. All councils now offer 1,140 hours of funded ELC to all eligible children. Figures that were...

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (3 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: I disagree with Mr Mundell, because the policy is working well, as evidenced by the increase, as I mentioned, in the past year of the number of eligible two-year-olds who have accessed their entitlement. The increase in funded provision was intended for August 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown meant that that could not be achieved. Building work and staff recruitment had...

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (3 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: I take issue with that, given the expansion that there has been by our local authority partners. It is about parental choice and where parents wish to send their children. Allowing the funding to follow the child means that parents have that choice. The number of enrolments across college and vocational routes grew significantly between the academic years 2017-18 and 2019-20, with...

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (3 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (3 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Does the member not recognise that we have been in the midst of a global pandemic and that local authorities that were delivering some of the building projects and some of the increased staffing had to focus their attention on other issues?

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (3 Nov 2021)

Clare Haughey: Will the member take an intervention?


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