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PE01741: Human rights, citizenship and legal protection for people with lifelong learning disabilities

People Communities

Petitioner: Keith Lynch on behalf of People First (Scotland)


Date Lodged: 05 September 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a new law addressing the needs and rights of people with lifelong learning disabilities in Scotland. 

Petition History:

The petitioner has collected 194 offline signatures.


19 September 2019: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. It also agreed to write to Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, Mental Welfare Commission, Law Society of Scotland, Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Official Report of Meeting 19 September 2019

Written submissions

PE1741/A: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland submission of 25 October 2019 (100KB pdf)

PE1741/B: Scottish Commission for Learning Disability submission of 28 October 2019 (103KB pdf)

PE1741/C: Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory submission of 28 October 2019 (77KB pdf)

PE1741/D: Scottish Government submission of 28 October 2019 (89KB pdf)

PE1741/E: Scottish Human Rights Commission submission of 31 October 2019 (79KB pdf)












Do you think that people with learning disabilities enjoy the same rights and aspirations that other citizens enjoy in Scotland?
Do you consider that the existing laws are sufficient to ensure human rights and access to full citizenship for people with learning disabilities in Scotland?
Do you agree that a joined up piece of legislation covering all aspects of life for people with learning disabilities would help to change public and professional perceptions and expectations?

I am 100% behind this petition

James Stark

19:39 on 26 Aug 2019

I Agree with this just because People with LD they should be treated as equally and long stay hospitals should be closed down for people with LD full stop.

David Scott

18:08 on 24 Aug 2019

A family member has struggled with ADHD all of their life. For them this manifests in low self esteem, lack of confidence, poor planning capabilities, poor communication skills with new or unknown people. The upside however is attention to detail, super fast brain, amazing retention for facts etc. Unfortunately this does not help them if employers don't see the potential - they then feel a failure which feeds their anxiety and confidence. They also do not receive the support they are entitled to and need from the Job Centre due to their inability to negotiate online forms and job applications due to IT failure and slow connections that drop out rather than their ability. This makes complying with Job Centre requirements almost impossible when applying for Universal Credit and as a result they have received many sanctions where support should have been provided.

Linda Jacomb

14:53 on 22 Aug 2019

People with Life Long Learning disabilities require their human rights and services to be protected.

James Mclay

22:02 on 21 Aug 2019

A long overdue move of focus in the way people with learning disabilities are treated by the state.

Andrew Findlay

10:34 on 21 Aug 2019

I believe that Scotland should support people with additional learning needs

Catherine kelly

9:28 on 21 Aug 2019

I support this petition

Alka nanda

20:52 on 20 Aug 2019

Long term disabilities should be recognised.

Nell Whitelaw

18:02 on 20 Aug 2019

Well done keith this is a good piece of work id like to be more involved in this

Russell Easton

17:43 on 20 Aug 2019

Signing on behalf of people with complex combined needs

Margaret Mackenzie

12:59 on 20 Aug 2019

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