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Co-ordinated Support Plans (CSPs)
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...]
Your child’s CSP must be reviewed every twelve months to make sure that the support it describes is still suitable for your child’s needs. You will be invited to a review meeting. The review meeting will consider if the aims and goals set out in your child’s plan have been achieved, whether any new aims [read more...]
It should take no longer than 16 weeks for the education authority to prepare your child’s CSP. However, there are exceptions to this. For example, if the education authority has asked another agency such as health for help and they have not replied in time or if the agreement to open a CSP is made near [read more...]
When a CSP is being prepared the education authority should ask you and your child for your views, as well as collect information from relevant professionals. You may be asked to attend meetings to discuss the content of the draft plan. The plan should be sent to you for final comments. For further information please [read more...]
My education authority has decided not to open a co-ordinated support plan (CSP) for my child. What can I do?
As a parent you can appeal to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal if you want to challenge a decision about a CSP. If you want to make an appeal (called ‘a reference’) to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal you can contact them to ask for advice. The Tribunal’s website is www.asntscotland.gov.uk or you can ring their helpline [read more...]
A child may be considered for a CSP if: The education authority is responsible for the child’s education and The child’s additional support needs are likely to continue for at least a year and The child’s additional support needs are due to one or more complex factors or to multiple factors. (A complex factor is [read more...]
A CSP aims to make sure that the additional support your child receives is properly co-ordinated. There are specific reasons why a CSP will be needed, see Which children need a CSP? A CSP will describe your child’s strengths, your child’s additional support needs, and your child’s educational objectives. It will also describe the support [read more...]