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.Download PDF
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.Download PDF
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.Download PDF
This factsheet explains your right to educate your child at home, and local authorities’ responsibilities to home educated children.Download PDF
This factsheet explains how the law on additional support for learning applies to pupils who attend independent schools.Download PDF
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.Download PDF
This factsheet explains the different ways that your child’s support might be planned, including descriptions of the types of written plans that might be used.Download PDF
This factsheet explains what a co-ordinated support plan (CSP) is, what the criteria are for a CSP, and how to request one.Download PDF
This factsheet explains the different types of schools that pupils with additional support needs might attend, how school placements are usually made, tips on choosing a school. and your rights to make a placing request to a school of your choice.Download PDF
This factsheet explains what local authorities, schools and nurseries must do to plan for children with additional support needs starting primary school.Download PDF
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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.