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When your child is too unwell to attend school

This factsheet explains pupils’ rights to education and support if they are absent from school due to ill health.

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Exclusion from school

This factsheet explains when a school can exclude a pupil, the procedures the school must follow, and how you can appeal an exclusion.

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Working together with your child’s school

This factsheet explains how you can have positive conversations with your child’s school or nursery, including advice for attending meetings about your child’s support.

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Avoiding and solving problems

This factsheet explains the steps you can take if you are worried or unhappy about your child’s support, and some of the further steps you can take if you are in a disagreement with a local authority.

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Mediation

This factsheet explains how and when you can use independent mediation to resolve a disagreement about your child’s support.

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Independent adjudication

This factsheet explains how and when you can use independent adjudication to resolve a disagreement about your child’s support.

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Education appeal committees

This factsheet explains what appeals you can take to an education appeal committee, and how the process works.

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The Additional Support Needs Tribunal

This factsheet explains the disagreements you can refer to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal, and how the tribunal process works.

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Section 70 complaints

This factsheet explains when you can make a section 70 complaint to Scottish Ministers about a failure under education law.

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Local authority information about coronavirus

An infographic to explain how you can find out about local authorities arrangements for supporting children’s learning during coronavirus.

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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.

Read on..