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Additional support for learning: A guide for parents and carers

Our easy to read guide explains you and your child’s rights, local authorities’ duties, what to expect at meetings and much more.

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Additional support for learning: Key facts

This factsheet explains the key information you need to know about your child’s rights to additional support for learning.

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Inclusion, equality and wellbeing

This factsheet explains what local authorities, schools and nurseries should do to make sure all pupils are included, treated fairly, and have their wellbeing supported and protected.

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Disabled pupils and the law

This factsheet explains the main laws that apply to support and adaptations for disabled pupils at school and nursery.

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Additional support for learning for looked after pupils

This factsheet explains the rights of looked after children and young people to get support with their learning at school.

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Additional support for learning in the early years

This factsheet explains how much early learning and childcare children are entitled to, and what support they can get with their learning before starting school.

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Rights of children aged 12-15

This factsheet explains the specific rights of children aged 12-15 with additional support needs to be involved in decisions about their education, and how they can use these rights.

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Education and additional support after 16

This factsheet explains young people’s right to stay on at school after 16, and local authorities’ duties to plan for pupils with additional support needs leaving school.

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Independent schools and additional support for learning

This factsheet explains how the law on additional support for learning applies to pupils who attend independent schools.

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Identifying and assessing your child’s needs

This factsheet explains what local authorities, schools and nurseries must do to identify your child’s support needs, and your rights to request assessments of their needs.

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Coronavirus and additional support for learning

There have been changes to the laws on educating children with additional support needs in Scotland.

The advice found in our normal publications and on our main website may not apply while Scotland responds to the coronavirus.

Our coronavirus webpages can help you understand the current changes.

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