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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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Home education and additional support for learning

This factsheet explains your right to educate your child at home, and local authorities’ responsibilities to home educated children.

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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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Planning your child’s support

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.

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Co-ordinated support plans

This factsheet explains what a co-ordinated support plan (CSP) is, what the criteria are for a CSP, and how to request one.

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School placements

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.

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Planning for starting school

This factsheet explains what local authorities, schools and nurseries must do to plan for children with additional support needs starting primary school.

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Planning for moving to high school

This factsheet explains what local authorities and schools must do to plan for children with additional support needs moving to high school.

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Supporting pupils with healthcare needs

This factsheet explains how nurseries, schools, local authorities and NHS boards should work together to support pupils with healthcare conditions.

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How coronavirus is affecting additional support for learning in Scotland

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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