Your donations

How your donations help the Salvesen Mindroom Centre make a difference

Our multi-disciplinary approach enables us to make a difference to children and young people in a variety of ways.

By offering 1:1 support we can:
• Reduce the immediate stresses for families
• Inform and empower parents and carers 
• Raise awareness of rights and responsibilities and support parents, carers and professional to uphold these
• Increase the knowledge and awareness of professionals
• Respond to increasing demand and meet an identified gap in services to families

Through active collaboration with other service providers, we:
• Share good practice and increase knowledge
• Maximise resources 
• Extend our reach
• Work together to achieve mutual aims and to influence practice

We engage with key partners to ensure that knowledge and understanding of learning difficulties is shared as widely as possible, including:
• Engaging with the General Teaching Council for Scotland to find ways to support teachers to include children with additional support needs

By sharing our knowledge in this way, we seek to influence and raise awareness among others to achieve improved policy and practice so that all families receive the right services at the right time. We accomplish this by working to secure:

• Better opportunities and outcomes for all those with learning difficulties
• Greater acceptance of those with learning difficulties
• Greater awareness among parents/carers, young people and professionals of what the Salvesen Mindroom Centre can do for them
• Improved communication between professionals and parents/ carers 
• Increased opportunities for the Salvesen Mindroom Centre to contribute our knowledge and expertise
• More education among the wider public about learning difficulties leading to increased tolerance and understanding

The Salvesen Mindroom Centre achieves its aims in a variety of ways, including:

  • Membership of national steering groups including Additional Support for Learning, GIRFEC and the National Improvement Framework 
  • Responding to Government consultations
  • Membership of a range of parliamentary cross-party groups
  • Membership of for Scotland’s Disabled Children coalition

We also offer training opportunities so that:
• Organisations and individuals are better able to meet the support needs of children and young people with learning difficulties
• We fulfil an unmet need for expert training
• The Salvesen Mindroom Centre’s profile as an expert in the field is better understood