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    Equality and Human Rights Commission

    The EHRC promotes and upholds equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales. The EHRC is a regulatory body and is not able to provide advice to individuals. If you need expert information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues call Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) on: 0808 800 0082 [Please note: EASS is completely independent of the Commission].
    Telephone : 0141 228 5910
    Email : scotland@equalityhumanrights.com
    Web Address : https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en

    Find a School or an Inspection Report – Education Scotland

    Education Scotland have a Find an Inspection Report tool on their website, which you can use to search all schools in Scotland. You can find the schools nearest you by postcode, and you can also look for particular types of schools, like special schools or independent schools.  
    Telephone : 0131 244 4330
    Email : enquiries@educationscotland.gov.scot
    Web Address : https://education.gov.scot/inspection-and-review/find-an-inspection-report/

    Forces Children Scotland

    The Trust has two major areas of activity. They make grants to the children of Scots who are serving or have served in the British Armed Forces (approx. 300 individual grants per year). 
They also work through their Education Programme in Scotland with schools, local authorities, Armed Forces charities and the military on initiatives to support Armed Forces Children, their teachers and their families in the school environment.

    Telephone : 0131 322 7350
    Email : https://forceschildrenscotland.org.uk/
    Web Address : https://forceschildrenscotland.org.uk/

    Lead Scotland

    Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. We have projects across Scotland and a national helpline and information service. Our local services are offered one to one or in small groups so that people have the space and support they need in order to become empowered and in control of their own decisions. We support people to build a bridge to reach their ambitions of personal development, learning, volunteering and work. At a national level, we provide information and advice on the full range of post-school learning and training opportunities, as well as influencing and informing policy.
    Telephone : 0131 228 9441 or 0800 999 2568
    Email : enquiries@lead.org.uk
    Web Address : http://www.lead.org.uk/

    LGBT Youth Scotland

    LGBT Youth Scotland's mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
    Telephone : 0131 555 3940
    Email : info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
    Web Address : http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

    My Rights, My Say

    All children have the right to have their views considered when decisions are being made about the support they get with their learning. Children aged 12–15 with additional support needs have specific rights to be involved in decisions that affect them. My Rights, My Say provides: - advice and information about a child’s rights - advocacy to support a child to have their voice heard when talking to their school - independent support to make sure the child’s views are heard in formal processes (such as assessments) - support to enhance professional practice in listening to children’s views - legal representation to support a child making a reference to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal.
    Web Enquiry Form : https://myrightsmysay.scot/referral/
    Web Address : https://myrightsmysay.scot/

    Partners in Communication (Sense Scotland)

    The Partners in Communication programme was created by Sense Scotland with support from the Scottish Government Equality Fund. It has organised a number of inclusive communication projects in recent years which support the involvement and inclusion of people with communication support needs in all aspects of their lives. The team are now in partnership with Disability Equality Scotland to develop resources for an Inclusive Communication Hub: http://inclusivecommunication.scot/ If you require further information about the project or inclusive communication then please contact the team using the details below.
    Telephone : 0300 3309292
    Email : pic@sensescotland.org.uk
    Web Address : http://partnersincommunication.info

    Playback Learning Academy

    The Playback Learning Academy offers learners opportunities to engage in educational improvement/development through up to date current and effective learning resources for staff and pupils supported by innovative published and digital resources. These include: 1. SCQF Awards at level: 2, 3, 4 and 5 focused on employable and well-being 2. Nursery to Primary Progression Resources focused on children's well-being 3. Digital resources to gather and data and support pupils progress 4. SQA Professional Development Awards in Leadership 5. School Improvement Resources
    Telephone : 0800 024 8925
    Email : administrator@playbackice.com
    Web Address : http://www.playbackice.com

    Respectme – Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service

    respectme works with all adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others.They aim to build the capacity of these adults to effect change and challenge bullying and stigma at an individual, school, family, community and societal level. They also campaign at a national level to raise awareness of the service and the impact that bullying can have.
    Telephone : 0344 800 8600
    Email : enquire@respectme.org.uk
    Web Address : http://www.respectme.org.uk
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