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.


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