I was very impressed with the professionalism of the service and literature and extremely grateful for the advice provided. In our case, the [Enquire] Helpline helped to secure a positive outcome from the local authority for our child, together with a commitment to the revision of the authority’s policy.
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Our generation’s epidemic: Young people’s awareness and experience of mental health information, support and services
New research from the Scottish Youth Parliament highlights some worrying findings relating to young people and their mental health. [read more...]
Understanding the basics 2: How does Getting it Right for Every Child and Additional Support for Learning fit together?
It’s easy for people who work in the children’s sector to forget that the daily language they use is gobbledygook to most parents. It’s all too easy to start using shorthand – (GIRFEC, ASL, CSP’s, SHANARRI, CfE,)* etc and forget these mean nothing to most parents until they are sitting in a room with professionals waiting [read more...]
Parents contact Enquire’s helpline at various times in their child’s life but we often hear from parents first when they are worried their child may have additional support needs or they feel their additional support needs have not been fully identified. This can be an emotional and worrying time and families are often not sure [read more...]
If education is a deciding factor in how you’ll vote on Thursday you’ll be interested in comparing the key pledges from the five main parties. All the party manifestos highlight a political desire to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. Here at Enquire, we are particularly pleased that many of the [read more...]
On our helpline we often hear from parents and carers who are trying to decide which school is best for their child. Although parents don’t have a right to visit prospective schools the majority of schools will welcome visitors. If you are able to visit a school you may find the following tips useful: Some [read more...]
We sometimes hear from parents whose children are not attending school full-time and who want to know what their child’s rights are to full-time education. Here’s some information that parents find useful when discussing full and part-time education with their school or local authority: A child has the right to an education that meets his [read more...]
With less than a week to go until the Scottish elections education, children’s rights and wellbeing are hot topics for the political parties campaigning for our votes. In the recent Children in Scotland election special magazine four of Scotland’s main party leaders, as well as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, set out their visions for children, young people and families. It makes for [read more...]
What does your role involve? I am the manager of the Royal Blind Learning Hub. The Learning Hub is a new education support service designed to give information and training to teaching staff working with a pupil with visual impairment in mainstream schools. This is done through face to face contact, seminars and via resources [read more...]
As they grow up children often miss a bit of school now and again because of common childhood illnesses. This doesn’t usually affect their education as they will catch up with any work they missed. But if a child misses a lot of school it can have a big impact on their education and how [read more...]
Getting it Right for Every Child (or GIRFEC) is the national approach to improving outcomes for all children. The wellbeing of all children and young people is at the heart of GIRFEC. Services should work with each other to make sure children, young people and their families get support where needed. To support this work a standard [read more...]