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Additional Support For Learning Service (ASL), City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

The ASL Service works closely with schools, parents, medical professionals and partnership services and agencies to provide specialist teaching and support to children and young people across Edinburgh. A request for support from the ASL Service is agreed through discussion at a Child‰Ûªs or Young Person‰Ûªs Planning Meeting and submitted by education staff or medical professionals.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2830
Address:
East Neighbourhood Centre, Business Centre 1.03, 63 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Referral method:
Referrals should be made by the Named Person, through submitting a recent Child‰Ûªs Plan and Assessment of Need to maureen.mcpheely@edinburgh.gov.uk for consideration by the Additional Support Access Point (ASAP).

BEMAS (Black and Ethnic Minority Advice Service)

Summary

Advice and practical support for parents of disabled children (0 - 16 years), from black and ethnic minority communities. One to one casework on a range of issues, including; education, health, social work support, funding and grants, accessing leisure and social opportunities. Regular carers group meetings provide group support on topics of caring and disability. The service covers City of Edinburgh.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 475 2315
Address:
The Action Group, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY
Other information
Management:
The Action Group ( voluntary organisation) funded by City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Self referral and professional referral

Braidburn Special School

Summary

Special school for pupils aged 2
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 312 2320
Address:
Braidburn Special School, 107 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh EH14 1ED
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Broughton Primary School

Summary

Language and communication class within mainstream primary school.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 556 7028
Address:
Broughton Primary School, Broughton Road, Edinburgh EH7 4LD
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

Children with Disabilities Team, City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

The team assess the support needs of children who have a disability and their families. To be eligible for a service from the Disability Practice Team: - The disability of the child/young person must be substantial and be the primary reason for the referral, and without support being offered there will be serious risk to the child or others and there may be a high risk of family breakdown. The team also works with children who meet their criteria, who are involved in the Child Protection process, are involved with the Children‰Ûªs Hearing system, are Looked After or Looked After and Accommodated and who need support to transition to Adult services and children who need support due to the impact of their disability.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 200 2327
Address:
25 North Fort Street, Edinburgh EH6 4HF
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Social Care Direct, South Neighbourhood Office, 40 Captains Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8QF (see email address)

Common Ground Mediation

Summary

Provides independent additional support for learning mediation in Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Perth & Kinross, Shetland and West Lothian.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 553 5200 / 07507 511 502
Address:
PO Box 24093, Edinburgh EH7 9EG
Other information
Management:
Common Ground Mediation
Referral method:
Contact the service directly or referral through local authority

Craigentinny Primary School

Summary

Language and communication class within mainstream primary school.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 661 2749
Address:
Craigentinny Primary School, Loganlea Drive, Edinburgh EH7 6LR
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

Craigmount High School

Summary

Mainstream high school with an inclusion resource.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 339 6823
Address:
Craigmount High School, Craigs Road, Edinburgh EH12 8NH
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

Deaf Support Team, ASL Service, City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

This team supports children and young people with a hearing impairment and works with schools and other educational establishments to offer advice and teaching strategies for deaf learners.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2830
Address:
Visiting Teachers of the Deaf Team, 63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Referral method:
Referrals should be made by the Named Person, through submitting a recent Child‰Ûªs Plan and Assessment of Need to maureen.mcpheely@edinburgh.gov.uk for consideration by the Additional Support Access Point (ASAP).

Drummond Community High School

Summary

Mainstream high school with an inclusion resource.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 556 2651
Address:
Drummond Community High School, 41 Bellevue Place, Edinburgh EH7 4BS
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

Dunedin School

Summary

Provides education to children and young people aged 11-18 experiencing a range of social and emotional difficulties. Day placements.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 672 2638
Address:
Liberton Bank House, 5 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh EH16 5TY
Twitter:
Other information
Management:
Dunedin School Governors
Referral method:
Local authority or application by parents

Edinburgh Secure Services Unit

Summary

Secure facility for up to 12 young people
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 664 8488
Address:
39 Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh EH16 6PG

Educational Psychological Service, City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

Educational Psychologists apply their knowledge of psychology to support young people‰Ûªs learning, behaviour and development. In doing so we aim to ensure that all children and young people have a successful experience of education and that their voice is heard. Educational psychologists work alongside pupils, parents, teachers and other professionals to improve the learning experiences of children and young people. We can do this in a variety of different ways including individual work with a child and family, training for a range of people and supporting the local authority in developing policy and practice.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2800
Address:
Waverley Court, Level 1.9, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
School staff will contact the school link educational psychologist when required or parents can contact the service directly

English as an additional language service, City of Edinburgh

Summary

English as an Additional Language Team: support children and young people who speak English as an additional language. This team works closely with schools to ensure that these pupils are supported to access the curriculum. This team also supports Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children and young people.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2890
Address:
Business Centre 1.03, East Neighbourhood Centre, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh EH16 4DS
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Schools or parents

Epilepsy Scotland

Summary

Epilepsy Scotland has a free confidential helpline, and sends out information free of charge on a variety of topics including publications aimed at children, teenagers, teachers and parents. In Edinburgh, Epilepsy Scotland has youth groups for children with epilepsy aged 11 to 18. Each year there is a residential summer program for children with epilepsy (aged 11 to 18). We also have a trained sleep counsellor and offer school awareness talks on epilepsy. There is also an epilepsy social worker and family service based in Edinburgh, providing 1 to 1 support, either in person or over the phone. Epilepsy Scotland provides direct support to children with additional support needs in the Lothians through its ‰Û÷Lighthouse Support Service‰Ûª.
Contact details
Telephone:
0808 800 2200
Address:
48 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1JL
Other information
Management:
Epilepsy Scotland is a Scottish charity
Referral method:
Contact the Epilepsy Scotland helpline

Gorgie Mills

Summary

Special secondary school for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 313 3848
Address:
Gorgie Mills, 97 Gorgie Park Road, Edinburgh EH11 2QL
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Hospital and Outreach Service, City of Edinburgh

Summary

The Hospital and Outreach Teaching Service (HOTS) provides educational support for vulnerable children and young people experiencing an interrupted education
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2830
Address:
63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Child's school

Howdenhall & St Katherine’s Special School

Summary

Provides secure residential care and education for young people aged 10-17 with significant social, emotional and behavioural needs.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 664 8488
Address:
Howdenhall and St Katherine's Special School, 39 Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh EH16 6PG
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority

ICT ASL Service, City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

The ICT ASL Service is available to support learners and professionals within City of Edinburgh schools and Early Years establishments. The aim is to make learning more accessible through the use of ICT for learners with additional support needs, primarily working at Pathway to Support 3 (the pathways to support approach has 4 stages - stages 1 and 2 are support within the school and stages 3 and 4 is support outside the school).
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2830
Address:
63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Management:
Run by Keycomm, funded by City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Referrals should be made by the Named Person, through submitting a recent Child‰Ûªs Plan and Assessment of Need to maureen.mcpheely@edinburgh.gov.uk for consideration by the Additional Support Access Point (ASAP).

Kaimes School

Summary

Special school for pupils aged 5 to 18 who have social communication difficulties, including autism spectrum disorder.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 664 8241
Address:
Kaimes School, 140 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh EH16 6RT
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Kindred

Summary

Provides advocacy to parents of children and young people with additional support needs
Contact details
Telephone:
01383 745 651 helpline:0131 536 0583
Address:
Office 32, Evans Easy Space, 15 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline KY11 8UU
Other information
Management:
Kindred Board of Directors
Referral method:
Contact Kindred directly

Learning and Wellbeing Team, ASL Service, City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

Learning and Wellbeing Team: provide educational support for vulnerable children and young people experiencing an interrupted education and pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. This support may take place in school or in the community.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2830
Address:
Learning and Wellbeing Team, 63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Referral method:
Referrals should be made by the Named Person, through submitting a recent Child‰Ûªs Plan and Assessment of Need to maureen.mcpheely@edinburgh.gov.uk for consideration by the Additional Support Access Point (ASAP).

Learning, Language and Communication Team, ASL Service, City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

Learning, Language and Communication Team: work with children and young people from birth and throughout their school years who have or are awaiting a diagnosis of a disability. This team supports families, early years establishments and schools to develop programmes to progress children's learning and offer advice and support regarding aspects of disability. This would include children and young people whose needs arise from: ‰Û¢ Communication difficulties ‰Û¢ Learning disabilities ‰Û¢ Specific language or pervasive communication disorder ‰Û¢ Autism Spectrum Disorder ‰Û¢ Down's Syndrome
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2830
Address:
Learning, Language and Communication Team, 63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Referral method:
Referrals should be made by the Named Person, through submitting a recent Child‰Ûªs Plan and Assessment of Need to maureen.mcpheely@edinburgh.gov.uk for consideration by the Additional Support Access Point (ASAP)

Leith Academy

Summary

Mainstream high school with an inclusion resource.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 554 0606
Address:
Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

Murrayburn Primary School

Summary

Language and communication class within mainstream primary school.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 453 5339
Address:
Murrayburn Primary School, Sighthill Loan, Edinburgh EH11 4NP
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

NHS Lothian – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Contact details
Telephone:
0131 537 6344
Address:
Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Tipperlinn Road, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

NHS Lothian – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Summary

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. These services work with children and young people and their parents or carers.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 536 0000
Address:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 9 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh EH9 1LF

NHS Lothian – School Nursing Service

Summary

Each school has a named nurse as its first point of contact. School Nurses can provide support and advice on a range of child health issues. They have close links with education staff, Community Paediatricians and Health Visitors.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 536 8852
Address:
Community Children's Services, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 13 Millerfield, Edinburgh EH9 1LW

NHS Lothian Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (North Edinburgh)

Summary

Children and young people aged 0-18 years are referred to CAMHS if there are significant concerns about their mental health or wellbeing and when their difficulties are impacting upon their day- to-day life. åÊEvery school should have a named contact for specialist children and adolescent mental health services.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 537 6364
Address:
Tipperlinn Road, Edinburgh EH10 5HF
Other information
Management:
NHS
Referral method:
Health professionals, education, social work.

NHS Lothian Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (South Edinburgh)

Summary

Children and young people aged 0-18 years are referred to CAMHS if there are significant concerns about their mental health or wellbeing and when their difficulties are impacting upon their day- to-day life. åÊEvery school should have a named contact for specialist children and adolescent mental health services.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 536 0534
Address:
3 Rillbank Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1LL
Other information
Management:
NHS
Referral method:
Health professionals, education, social work.

NHS Lothian Occupational Therapy Department City of Edinburgh

Summary

Occupational Therapists work with parents, carers and others to assess if a child has difficulties with everyday practical and social skills. Occupational Therapists aim to enable the child to be as physically, psychologically and socially independent as possible and offer services to children and young people between birth and 18 years.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 536 0337
Address:
Royal Hospital for Sick Kids, 5 Rillbank Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1LF
Other information
Management:
NHS
Referral method:
Health or education professional

NHS Lothian Paediatric Physiotherapy Department, City of Edinburgh

Summary

Physiotherapists work with children and young people who have movement disorders, a disability or illness. The service provides assessment, treatment programmes, advice and support.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 536 0337
Address:
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 5 Rillbank Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1LL
Other information
Management:
NHS
Referral method:
Health, education, social work professional. Self referral from Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian regions.

NHS Lothian Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy East Edinburgh

Summary

Provides a range of services to respond to the needs of children with difficulties with speech, language, communication and eating, drinking or swallowing. Work in health centres, children's centres, nurseries, schools and sometimes homes. NHS Lothian - Speech & Language Therapy Early Years website - http://www.lets-talk.scot.nhs.uk
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 672 9456
Address:
Speech and Language Therapy Department, Gracemount Medical Centre, 24 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN
Other information
Management:
NHS Lothian
Referral method:
Health, education, social work professional, parent and carer

NHS Lothian Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy West Edinburgh

Summary

Provides a range of services to respond to the needs of children with difficulties with speech, language, communication and eating, drinking or swallowing. Work in health centres, children's centres, nurseries, schools and sometimes homes.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 537 7117
Address:
Speech and Language Therapy Language Department, Sighthill Health Centre, 390 Calder Road, Edinburgh EH11 4AU
Other information
Management:
NHS
Referral method:
Health, education, social work professional, parent and carer.

Number 6 One Stop Shop

Summary

Number 6 is a service for adults (16 and over) with High Functioning Autism (HFA) or Asperger Syndrome (AS) who live in the Lothians and the Borders.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 2201075
Address:
24 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JZ
Other information
Management:
Autism Initiatives Scotland
Referral method:
1 to 1 appointments and drop in centre available

Oaklands Special School

Summary

Special school for pupils aged 3-18 years with severe and complex needs, including significant physical or motor impairment and pupils with sensory difficulties
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 315 8100
Address:
Oaklands School, 750 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 4PQ
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Panmure St Ann’s Special School

Summary

Special school for secondary aged pupils experiencing significant social, behavioural and educational difficulties and who cannot maintain a full-time place in mainstream education.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 556 8833
Address:
Panmure St Ann's Special School, 6 South Gray's Close, Edinburgh EH1 1TQ
Email:
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Partners in Advocacy Edinburgh

Summary

Provides advocacy for children and young people with additional support needs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and Dundee.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 478 7723
Address:
2nd Floor Beaverhall House, 27/5 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh EH7 4JE
Other information
Management:
Chief Executive Officer and Board of Trustees
Referral method:
Please either call the Edinburgh Office on 0131 478 7723 or download a referral form from our website and send by either post or e-mail to edinburgh@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk

Pilrig Park School

Summary

Special school for pupils aged 12
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 467 7960
Address:
Pilrig Park School, 12 Balfour Place, Edinburgh EH6 5DW
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Prospect Bank School

Summary

Special school for pupils aged from 5 to12 years who have additional support needs arising from learning and communication difficulties.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 553 2239
Address:
Prospect Bank School, 81 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh EH6 8BQ
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Redhall School

Summary

Special school for primary-age pupils with additional support needs arising from learning difficulties and health and disability factors.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 443 1256
Address:
Redhall School, 3C Redhall Grove, Edinburgh EH14 2DU
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Rowanfield School

Summary

Special school for pupils with additional support needs arising from social and emotional factors, family circumstances and health and disability factors including autism spectrum disorders.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 343 6116
Address:
Rowanfield Special School, 67C Groathill Road North, Edinburgh EH4 2SA
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Royal Mile Primary School

Summary

Language and communication class within mainstream primary school.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 556 3347
Address:
Royal Mile Primary School, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BZ
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

School nurse contact NHS Lothian

Summary

School nurses are responsible for providing a variety of services which can include health promotion, information, advice and education and immunisation. They are usually the first professional point of contact if a school is concerned about a child's health. Parents can ask their school for the contact details of their school nurse. School Nurses can provide support and advice on a range of child health issues. They have close links with education staff, Community Paediatricians and Health Visitors.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 537 9541
Address:
Blackford Pavilion, Astley Ainslie Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL
Other information
Management:
NHS Lothian
Referral method:
Parent

St Crispin’s School

Summary

Special school for primary and secondary aged pupils who have additional support needs arising from severe and complex learning difficulties including autism spectrum disorder.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 667 4831
Address:
St Cripsin's School, Watertoun Road, Edinburgh EH9 3HZ
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

Summary

Language and communication class within mainstream primary school.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 443 2621
Address:
St Cuthbert's RC Primary School, Hutchison Crossway, Edinburgh EH14 1RP
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

St Thomas Of Aquin’s High School

Summary

Mainstream high school with an inclusion resource.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 229 8734
Address:
St Thomas Of Aquin's High School, 2-20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

Stenhouse Primary School

Summary

Language and communication class.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 443 1255
Address:
Stenhouse Primary School, 4 Saughton Mains Street, Edinburgh EH11 3HL
Other information
Management:
City of Edinburgh Council
Referral method:
Local authority

Visiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired, ASL Service, City of Edinburgh Council

Summary

Visiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired: this team supports children and young people with a visual impairment and works with schools and other educational establishments to offer advice and teaching strategies for visually impaired learners. Area: Edinburgh and the Lothians
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2830
Address:
Visiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired Team, 63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Referral method:
Referrals should be made by the Named Person, through submitting a recent Child‰Ûªs Plan and Assessment of Need to maureen.mcpheely@edinburgh.gov.uk for consideration by the Additional Support Access Point (ASAP).

Visiting Teaching and Support Service, City of Edinburgh

Summary

This service supports children and young people from birth and throughout their school years who have or are awaiting a diagnosis of a disability.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 469 2850
Address:
63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX
Other information
Management:
Edinburgh City Council
Referral method:
Parent's informed consent is needed for a referral. There is an open referral system and forms can be obtained by calling the service.

VOCAL – Voice of Carers Across Lothian

Summary

Provides individual support, groupwork and training for parents and carers of children with additional support needs
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 622 6666
Address:
VOCAL Carers Centre, 8-13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW
Other information
Management:
VOCAL Board of Directors
Referral method:
Contact VOCAL directly

Wellington Residential School

Summary

Special residential and day school for boys aged 13-16 with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Contact details
Telephone:
01968 672515
Address:
Wellington School, Peebles Road, Penicuik, Edinburgh EH26 8PT
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request

Woodlands School, Edinburgh

Summary

Special school for secondary aged children with complex, long term additional support needs, arising primarily from learning disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Contact details
Telephone:
0131 449 3447
Address:
Woodlands School, 36 Dolphin Avenue, Edinburgh EH14 5RD
Other information
Management:
Local authority
Referral method:
Local authority or parental placing request
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