Scottish Charity Awards: This year’s third sector Cracking Campaign

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Scottish Charity Awards winners announced

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21st June 2017 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

The Cracking Campaign title at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards went to Enable Scotland’s #IncludED in the Main?!

Through the campaign, Enable set out to improve mainstream education for children with learning disabilities in Scotland, who said they often felt overlooked or neglected in mainstream classrooms.

It prompted systemic change for pupils who have learning disabilities, resulting in the Scottish Government publishing guidance on inclusive education.

On receiving the award, Jan Savage, executive director of campaigns and external affairs at the charity, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win the Cracking Campaign award for #IncludED in the Main?!

“This was a campaign that listened to and amplified the voices of 800 young people who have learning disabilities, their parents, and teachers, and has prompted systemic change in Scottish education.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported #IncludED in the Main, from our members to MSPs, collectively we have initiated change that will spell a more inclusive future for the next generation of people who have learning disabilities.”

The Scottish Charity Awards are held every year by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and celebrate the country’s third sector in all its diversity and vibrancy.

Shulah Allan, convener of SCVO, said: “I’m in awe of all the finalists and winners. Thanks to their efforts, more people in Scotland are receiving the support they need when they need it and we’re all more aware of important issues, and causes, which affect vulnerable people, and us all.”