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Am I entitled to a copy of my child’s co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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Yes. The CSP is a confidential document. Only the education authority, the school, you and your child if over 16, will have a copy of it. It will be available to the team working with your child. For further information please see Enquire factsheet 13 – Co-ordinated support plans and  The parents’ guide to additional support for learning . [read more...]

What if I do not want my child to go to the local school or the one suggested by the education authority?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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As a parent you have the right to make a placing request. Parents of children with additional support needs can make placing requests to: a school or pre-school in Scotland that is run by an education authority a private nursery in Scotland that is working in partnership with an education authority an independent special school [read more...]

What can I do if my placing request is refused?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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You can appeal against the education authority’s decision to refuse your placing request. There are two ways to appeal: the education appeals committee (EAC) or the Additional Support Needs Tribunal. 1)  You will make an appeal to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal if : Your child has a co-ordinated support plan (CSP). The education authority [read more...]

ASL Myth: If a pupil with additional support needs stays on at school after the age of 16, the school does not have to provide additional support for learning.

Last updated: 04/11/15

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FACTS Enquire receives a number of queries each year about this topic and it can be a difficult time for young people and their parents. There should be learning planning in place for all pupils and any extra support needed by a pupil should be planned and discussed with the pupil and their parents at [read more...]

Has the Additional Support for Learning Act changed?

Last updated: 15/08/12

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The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 was amended in 2009. The changes form a new Act that was passed in June 2009. The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009 came into force on November 14th 2010. A few features of the 2009 Act include: the term additional support will not [read more...]

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