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Which children need a co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?
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 one that has a significant impact on that child’s ability to benefit from their school education) and
- Significant additional support is required from education and from outwith education — for example, from health services or from social work to benefit from school education.
If your child meets all of the above criteria they should have a CSP.
For further information please see Enquire factsheet 13 — Co-ordinated support plans
Please also see The parents’ guide to additional support for learning.