Epilepsy Scotland’s Achievements over 60 Years

Motion Number: S4M-11590

That the Parliament congratulates Epilepsy Scotland on its achievements over the last 60 years; acknowledges what it sees as its efforts and considerable success in advocating change and increasing awareness of the condition; commends it on its work in tackling inequalities and in advocating that public policy should recognise what it considers the diverse needs of the 54,000 people in Scotland with epilepsy; understands that, to improve general awareness, the charity has devised innovative projects, including a DVD that is aimed at police officers and Crown Office staff; believes that this new training tool about seizure-related behaviour will help the agencies of the criminal justice system in their work; believes that consideration of judicial policy around epilepsy merits attention, and considers that members can learn more at the diamond jubilee reception where they will be able to join Epilepsy Scotland, Police Scotland and the Crown Office to celebrate working together for justice.