Group 2

Cross Agency Collaboration and Involvement

Ian Hood (Leader) Coordinator, LDAS Learning Disability Alliance Scotland                        
Bill Colley (Deputy) Quality Improvement Officer Perth & Kinross Council
Anne MacDonald Behaviour Support Team Manager The Richmond Fellowship Scotland                     
Carolyn Brown Educational Psychologist Fife Council Psychological Service
Fiona Brown   Renfrewshire Council                          
Geraldine Bienkowski   NHS Education for Scotland
Heather McCutcheon Advocacy Coordinator Equal Say Advocacy
Stella MacDonald ASD Coordinator Fife Council/NHS Fife
James Fletcher Director ARC Scotland
Janis McIntyre   Autism Mapping Scotland
Jayne Porter Network Adviser Autism Network Scotland
Ken McAra   Education Scotland
Steven Owens   National Autistic Society
Faith Wilson   NHS Highland

Remit [leadership]:

  • co-ordinate work of group
  • co-ordinate reporting to ASD Reference Group
  • contribute to annual reporting
  • act as driver of progress, supporting accountability of the group (ensuring clear leads for action plan elements)

Remit [group]


  • To take forward the Strategy's commitment to partnership working
  • develop clear timed action plan:
    1. (a) link recommendations to goals
    2. (b) develop milestones (with clear timescales)
    3. (c) allocated tasks/"lead" for each part of action plan
  • identify resources required to deliver (staff time, research, project work)
  • identify gaps in work currently being undertaken to identify what needs to be done to identify what needs to be done to ensure the delivery of the recommendations relevant to the sub-group
  • the sub-group will report back to each meeting of the Reference Group by completion of the sub-group template
  • ensure appropriate communication with other sub-groups, link activity as appropriate
  • Regular submission of issues to User and Carer Sub-group for views
  • Linkage to wider user groups
  • Identify gaps and challenges, and offer solutions
  • the sub-group will meet every 2 months
  • Secretariat undertaken within the group

Sub-group specific:

Role in overseeing effectiveness of Autism Co-ordinators

Responsibility for the delivery of Recommendations:

R13, R14, R15, R16, R17 & R18


  • Advocacy
  • LEA
  • Voluntary sector
  • NHS


Subgroup 2 - 2 February 2012

Subgroup 2 - 6 March 2012

Subgroup 2 - 8 May 2012

Subgroup 2 - 3 July 2012

Subgroup 2 - 4 September 2012

Subgroup 2 - 6 November 2012

Subgroup 2 - 15 January 2013

Subgroup 2 - 5 March 2013

Subgroup 2 - 7 May 2013

Subgroup 2 - 2 July 2013

Subgroup 2 - 3 September 2013

Subgroup 2 - 7 January 2014

Subgroup 2 - 4 March 2014

Subgroup 2 - 6 May 2014

Transition Case Studies

Equal Say



The Richmond Fellowship Scotland